Definition of glycogen in English:

glycogen

Line breaks: glyco|gen
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlʌɪkədʒ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide which forms glucose on hydrolysis.
More example sentences
  • Glucagon stimulates conversion of glycogen to glucose for use by the cells as energy.
  • In that condition, the body becomes less efficient in converting glucose into glycogen and, instead, stores it as fat.
  • This enzyme is glycogen synthase, which helps remove glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen.

Derivatives

glycogenic

Pronunciation: /-ˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • It is a glycogenic amino acid, which means that it can be converted to D-glucose and glycogen if needed by the body.
  • Two larger pieces consisted of clearly nondysplastic squamous epithelium with glycogenic acanthosis.
  • The relative anti-inflammatory and glycogenic activity is expressed as relative to cortisol as the standard.

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