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gluconeogenesis

[gloo-koh-nee-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌglu koʊˌni əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
glucose formation in animals from a noncarbohydrate source, as from proteins or fats.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; gluco- + neo- + -genesis
Related forms
gluconeogenic
[gloo-koh-nee-uh-jen-ik] /ˌglu koʊˌni əˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
gluconeogenetic
[gloo-koh-nee-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌglu koʊˌni oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gluconeogenesis

gluconeogenesis

/ˌɡluːkəʊˌniːəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(biochem) the sequence of metabolic reactions by which glucose is synthesized, esp in the liver, from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids, pyruvic acid, or glycerol Also called glyconeogenesis
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gluconeogenesis in Medicine

gluconeogenesis glu·co·ne·o·gen·e·sis (glōō'kə-nē'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The formation of glucose, especially by the liver, from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids. Also called glyconeogenesis.

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Encyclopedia Article for gluconeogenesis

formation in living cells of glucose and other carbohydrates from other classes of compounds. These compounds include lactate and pyruvate; the compounds of the tricarboxylic acid cycle, the terminal stage in the oxidation of foodstuffs; and several amino acids

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