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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gly·co·gen /ˈglaɪkəʤən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 gly·co·gen /ˈglaɪkəʤən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gly·co·gen n.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in
          the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the
          body [syn: animal starch]