1. [syn: glycogen, animal starch]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in
the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the
body [syn: glycogen, animal starch]