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catabolism

/kəˈtæbəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a metabolic process in which complex molecules are broken down into simple ones with the release of energy; destructive metabolism Compare anabolism
Derived Forms
catabolic, katabolic (ˌkætəˈbɒlɪk) adjective
catabolically, katabolically, adverb
Word Origin
C19 katabolism, from Greek katabolē a throwing down, from kataballein, from kata- down + ballein to throw

katabolism

/kəˈtæbəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of catabolism
Derived Forms
katabolic (ˌkætəˈbɒlɪk) adjective
katabolically, adverb
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