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GLYCOGEN

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GLYCOGEN (noun)
  The noun GLYCOGEN has 1 sense:

1. one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body

  Familiarity information: GLYCOGEN used as a noun is very rare.


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GLYCOGEN (noun)


Sense 1glycogen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

animal starch; glycogen

Hypernyms ("glycogen" is a kind of...):

polyose; polysaccharide (any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules)


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