Meaning of glycogen


Pronunciation: (glī'ku-jun, -jen"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a white, tasteless polysaccharide, (CHO), molecularly similar to starch, constituting the principal carbohydrate storage material in animals and occurring chiefly in the liver, in muscle, and in fungi and yeasts. Also called
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