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Lipogenesis

Synonym(s)

  • lipid anabolism
  • lipid biosynthesis

Definition(s)

Anabolic formation of lipid compounds in organisms or living cells; this includes fats, long-chain fatty acids, and oils.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

De novo fat synthesis in the body. This includes the synthetic processes of fatty acids and subsequent triglycerides in the liver and the adipose tissue. Lipogenesis is regulated by numerous factors, including nutritional, hormonal, and genetic elements.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: Formation of fat in the living body especially when excessive or abnormal. 2: The formation of fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A in the living body.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014