lipogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 the formation of fat; specifically the formation of fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A in the living body and especially in adipose tissue and the liver

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  • Lipogénesis — La lipogénesis es la reacción bioquímica por la cual son sintetizados los ácidos grasos y esterificados o unidos con el glicerol para formar triglicéridos o grasas de reserva. La síntesis de ácidos grasos de cadenas largas o lipogénesis se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • lipogenesis — noun The biochemical production of fat, especially the conversion of carbohydrate into fat so that it may be stored as a long term source of energy when food is scarce …   Wiktionary

  • lipogenesis — The production of fat, either fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration; also applied to the normal deposition of fat or to the conversion of carbohydrate or protein to fat. SYN: adipogenesis. [lipo + G. genesis, production] * * * li·po·gen·e·sis… …   Medical dictionary

  • lipogenesis — n. formation of fat, creation of fat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lipogenesis — [ˌlɪpə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪsɪs, ˌlʌɪ ] noun Physiology the metabolic formation of fat. Derivatives lipogenic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • lipogenesis — li·po·genesis …   English syllables

  • lipogenesis — n. the process by which glucose and other substances, derived from carbohydrate in the diet, are converted to fatty acids in the body …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lipogenesis — /lɪpoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say lipoh jenuhsuhs) noun the process of fatty acid synthesis …   Australian English dictionary

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