Katastate
Katastate Kat"a*state, n. [Gr. (?) down + (?) to cause to stand.] (Physiol.) A substance formed by a catabolic process; -- opposed to {anastate}. See {catabolic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • katastate — variant of catastate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anastate — An a*state, n. [Gr. ? up + ? to make to stand.] (Physiol.) One of a series of substances formed, in secreting cells, by constructive or anabolic processes, in the production of protoplasm; opposed to {katastate}. Foster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mesostate — Mes o*state, n. [Meso + Gr. ? to make to stand.] (Physiol.) A product of metabolic action. [1913 Webster] Note: Every mesostate is either an anastate or katastate, according as it is formed by an anabolic or katabolic process. See {Metabolism}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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