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glycogen


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glycogen  \Gly"co*gen\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  sweet  +  -gen:  cf  F. 
  glycog[`e]ne.]  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  A  white,  amorphous,  tasteless  substance  resembling  starch, 
  soluble  in  water  to  an  opalescent  fluid.  It  is  found 
  abundantly  in  the  liver  of  most  animals,  and  in  small 
  quantity  in  other  organs  and  tissues,  particularly  in  the 
  embryo.  It  is  quickly  changed  into  sugar  when  boiled  with 
  dilute  sulphuric  or  hydrochloric  acid,  and  also  by  the  action 
  of  amylolytic  ferments. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glycogen 
  n  :  the  form  in  which  carbohydrate  are  stored  [syn:  {animal 
  starch}] 




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