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A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)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. Also called animal starch.
gly′co·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Biochemistry) a polysaccharide consisting of glucose units: the form in which carbohydrate is stored in the liver and muscles in man and animals. It can easily be hydrolysed to glucose. Also called: animal starch
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
gly•co•gen(ˈglaɪ kə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)
a polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, composed of glucose isomers, that is the principal carbohydrate stored by the animal body and is readily converted to glucose when needed for energy use.
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A carbohydrate stored in the liver and muscles of animals that is converted to glucose for energy when glucose levels in the blood are depleted.
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A carbohydrate stored in the liver. It is produced from, but more complex than, glucose. See monosaccharides, polysaccharides.
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|Noun||1.||glycogen - one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body|
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glycogen[ˈglaɪkəʊdʒen] N → glicógeno m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
glycogen[ˈglaɪkəʊdʒən] n → glicogeno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. glucógeno, polisacárido usualmente almacenado en el hígado que se convierte en glucosa según lo necesite el organismo;
___ storage disease → hepatina, almacenamiento de glucógeno en el hígado.
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