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View in Spanish: Gluconeogénesis

Gluconeogenesis (GLOO-koh-NEE-oh-JEN-eh-sis)
The process of making glucose (sugar) from its own breakdown products or from the breakdown products of lipids (fats) or proteins. Gluconeogenesis occurs mainly in cells of the liver or kidney.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.