lipogenesis

noun
li·​po·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌlī-pə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce lipogenesis (audio) \

Definition of lipogenesis

: the formation of fat specifically : the formation of fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A in the living body and especially in adipose tissue and the liver

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Examples of lipogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) reduced lipogenesis and triglyceride concentrations, while the probiotic L. rhamnosus NCC4007 strain induced decreased plasma lipoprotein levels16. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, "Nestlé's research on nutrition and the human gut microbiome," 17 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of lipogenesis

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lipogenesis

New Latin

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The first known use of lipogenesis was in 1882

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“Lipogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipogenesis. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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lipogenesis

noun
li·​po·​gen·​e·​sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce lipogenesis (audio) \
plural lipogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce lipogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipogenesis

: the formation of fat specifically : the formation of fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A in the living body and especially in adipose tissue and the liver

Other Words from lipogenesis

lipogenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce lipogenetic (audio) \ adjective

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