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.
Medical Definition of Animal starch
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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? ..."