Definition of Animal starch

1. Noun. One form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body.

Exact synonyms: Glycogen
Generic synonyms: Polyose, Polysaccharide
Derivative terms: Glycogenic



Medical Definition of Animal starch

1. Branched polymer of D glucose (mostly _(1-4) linked, but some _(1-6) at branch points). Size range very variable, up to 10exp5 glucose units. Major short term storage polymer of animal cells and is particularly abundant in the liver and to a lesser extent in muscle. In the electron microscope glycogen has a characteristic asterisk or star appearance. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Animal starch

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1. Vitamines: Essential Food Factors by Benjamin Harrow (1922)
"... CHAPTER VII GLYCOGEN OB animal starch The value of a protein we have seen is specified only when stated in terms of its ..."

2. A Textbook of physiology by Winfield Scott Hall (1899)
"The opalescent filtrate contains glycogen or " animal starch." If one subject this animal starch to the iodine test a ..."

3. Observations on Some of the Physical, Chemical, Physiological and by Joseph Jones (1859)
"animal starch accumulates in the malarial fever liver; whilst grape sugar, as far as my observations extend, is absent. I have made numerous post-mortem ..."

4. The Human Body: A Beginner's Text-book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene by Henry Newell Martin (1884)
"This animal starch is then returned to the blood to be carried over the body. ... What becomes of the animal starch made in the liver? ..."

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