katabolic
catabolic catabolic adj. [Formerly spelled {katabolic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to catabolism; as, catabolic processes, which give rise to substances (katastates) of decreasing complexity and increasing stability. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. characterized by destructive metabolism; contrasted with {anabolic}. [WordNet 1.5]


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