Glucogenesis



[gloo-koh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌglu koʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
the production of glucose by the decomposition of glycogen or from any nonglucose precursor.

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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