Definition of glycogen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡlīkəjən/ /ˈɡlaɪkədʒən/


  • A substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide which forms glucose on hydrolysis.

    • ‘Glucagon stimulates conversion of glycogen to glucose for use by the cells as energy.’
    • ‘In that condition, the body becomes less efficient in converting glucose into glycogen and, instead, stores it as fat.’
    • ‘This enzyme is glycogen synthase, which helps remove glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen.’
    • ‘When you eat carbs, they break down into glucose, which is stored as glycogen in the muscles and liver.’
    • ‘If there is room available in the liver and muscles, glucose is taken up and stored as glycogen.’



/ˈɡlīkəjən/ /ˈɡlaɪkədʒən/