animal starch


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gly·co·gen

(glī'kō-jen),
A glucosan of high molecular weight, resembling amylopectin in structure [with α(1,4) linkages] but with more highly branched α(1,6) linkages, as well as a small number of α(1,3) linkages; found in most tissues of the body, especially those of the liver and muscle; as the principal carbohydrate reserve, it is readily converted into glucose.

animal starch

n.

animal starch

See glycogen.

gly·co·gen

(glī'kō-jen)
A glucosan of high molecular weight, resembling amylopectin in structure [with α(1,4) linkages] but with even more highly branched α(1,6) linkages, as well as a small number of α(1,3) linkages, found in most of the tissues of the body, especially those of the liver and muscle; as the principal carbohydrate reserve, it is readily converted into glucose.
Synonym(s): animal starch.

gly·co·gen

(glī'kō-jen)
A glucosan of high molecular weight, found in most of the tissues of the body, especially those of the liver and muscle; as principal carbohydrate reserve, readily converted into glucose.
Synonym(s): animal starch.

animal starch