Katabolism
Katabolism Ka*tab"o*lism, n. [Gr. ? down + ? to throw.] (Physiol.) Destructive or downward metabolism; regressive metamorphism; same as {catabolism} (now the more common spelling); -- opposed to {anabolism}. See {Disassimilation}. [1913 Webster]

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  • katabolism — catabolism catabolism n. the breakdown of more complex substances into simpler ones with release of energy, in living organisms; destructive or downward metabolism; a form of metabolism, opposed to {anabolism}. See also {Disassimilation}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • katabolism — var. of CATABOLISM. * * * katabolic, katabolism varr. of catabolic a., catabolism …   Useful english dictionary

  • katabolism — see catabolism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • katabolism — n. (Biology) metabolic breakdown of complex materials into simpler materials which results in the release of energy (also catabolism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • katabolism — noun variant spelling of catabolism …   English new terms dictionary

  • katabolism — /kəˈtæbəlɪzəm/ (say kuh tabuhlizuhm) noun → catabolism …   Australian English dictionary

  • catabolism — n. the breakdown of more complex substances into simpler ones with release of energy, in living organisms; destructive or downward metabolism; a form of metabolism, opposed to {anabolism}. See also {Disassimilation}. [Formerly spelled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bacterium ureae — Urea U re*a, a. [NL. See {Urine}.] (Physiol. Chem.) A very soluble crystalline body which is the chief constituent of the urine in mammals and some other animals. It is also present in small quantity in blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CONH22 — Urea U re*a, a. [NL. See {Urine}.] (Physiol. Chem.) A very soluble crystalline body which is the chief constituent of the urine in mammals and some other animals. It is also present in small quantity in blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Micrococcus ureae — Urea U re*a, a. [NL. See {Urine}.] (Physiol. Chem.) A very soluble crystalline body which is the chief constituent of the urine in mammals and some other animals. It is also present in small quantity in blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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