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Meaning of CATABOLISM

Pronunciation:  ku'tabu`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  breakdown of more complex substances into simpler ones with release of energy
 

CATABOLISM is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: destructive metabolism, dissimilation, katabolism
 
 Antonyms: anabolism, constructive metabolism
 
 See Also: biological process, metabolic process, metabolism, metastasis, organic process

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The breakdown of body tissues as a source of calories.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The breaking down of complex substances into simple substances; in biochemistry, it specifically refers to the energy-producing breakdown of nutrient molecules.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: assimilation, avatar, basal metabolism, catalysis, consubstantiation, displacement, heterotopia, metabolism, metagenesis, metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, mutant, mutated form, mutation, permutation, reincarnation, sport, transanimation, transfiguration, transfigurement, transformation, transformism, translation, translocation, transmigration, transmogrification, transmutation, transposition, transubstantiation
 

 

 

 

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