glucogenesis

glucogenesis

[gloo-koh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biochemistry.
the production of glucose by the decomposition of glycogen or from any nonglucose precursor.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see gluco-, -genesis

glucogenic, adjective
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glucogenesis glu·co·gen·e·sis (glōō'kō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The formation of glucose through the breakdown of glycogen.


glu'co·gen'ic adj.
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