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English definition of “glycogen”


noun [U]     /ˈɡlaɪ.kəʊ.dʒən/ US  /-koʊ-/ specialized
a substance found in the liver and muscles that stores carbohydrate and is important in controlling sugar levels in the bloodSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drugSubstances and structures in the body
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