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lipogenesis

Pronunciation: lip'o-jen'e-sis

Definition: The production of fat as either fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration; also applied to the normal deposition of fat or to the conversion of carbohydrate or protein to fat.

Synonym(s): adipogenesis

[lipo- + G. genesis, production]

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