Glycogen definition

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A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)x, produced and stored in animal tissues, esp. in the liver and muscles, and changed into glucose as the body needs it.
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(biochemistry) A polysaccharide that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals; converted to glucose as needed.
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A polysaccharide, (C6 H10 O5 )n , that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and is found primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It is readily converted to glucose as needed by the body to satisfy its energy needs.
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A polysaccharide, (C6 H10 O5 )n , that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and is found primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It is readily converted to glucose as needed by the body to satisfy its energy needs.
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A polysaccharide, (C6 H10 O5 )n , that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and is found primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It is readily converted to glucose as needed by the body to satisfy its energy needs.
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A polysaccharide stored in animal liver and muscle cells that is easily converted to glucose to meet metabolic energy requirements. Most of the carbohydrate energy stored in animal cells is in the form of glycogen.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of glycogen - glucogen

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glycogen
Plural:
glycogens

Origin of glycogen

  • From French glycogène

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