metabolic
adjective Date: 1841 of, relating to, or based on metabolism • metabolically adverb

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  • metabolic — METABÓLIC, Ă, metabolici, ce, adj. Care se referă la metabolism, care aparţine metabolismului. – Din fr. métabolique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  metabólic adj. m., pl. metabólici; f. sg. metabólică …   Dicționar Român

  • Metabolic — Met a*bol ic, a. [Gr. ?. See {Metabola}.] 1. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metabolic — (adj.) 1845 in biological sense, from Ger. metabolisch (1839), from Gk. metabolikos changeable, from metabole a change, changing, a transition (see METABOLISM (Cf. metabolism)). Used earlier in a general sense of involving change (1743). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • metabolic — [met΄ə bäl′ik] adj. [Gr metabolikos] of, involving, characterized by, or resulting from metabolism …   English World dictionary

  • metabolic — met|a|bol|ic [ˌmetəˈbɔlık US ˈba: ] adj [only before noun] relating to your body s metabolism (high/low) metabolic rate ▪ Fish normally have a high metabolic rate. ▪ Exercise can increase your metabolic rate. ▪ the metabolic activity of the brain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • metabolic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change. b) Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force. See Also: metabolize, metabolism …   Wiktionary

  • metabolic — [[t]me̱təbɒ̱lɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Metabolic means relating to a person s or animal s metabolism. People who have inherited a low metabolic rate will gain weight …   English dictionary

  • Metabolic — Relating to metabolism, the whole range of biochemical processes that occur within us (or any living organism). Metabolism consists of anabolism (the buildup of substances) and catabolism (the breakdown of substances). The term metabolic is often …   Medical dictionary

  • metabolic — adj. Metabolic is used with these nouns: ↑rate …   Collocations dictionary

  • metabolic — metabolism ► NOUN ▪ the chemical processes in a living organism by which food is used for tissue growth or energy production. DERIVATIVES metabolic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek metabol change …   English terms dictionary

  • metabolic — adjective 1. of or relating to metabolism (Freq. 1) metabolic rate • Pertains to noun: ↑metabolism • Derivationally related forms: ↑metabolism 2. undergoing metamorphosis • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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