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  • n. Alternative form of catabolism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Destructive or downward metabolism; regressive metamorphism; same as catabolism (now the more common spelling); -- opposed to anabolism. See disassimilation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See catabolism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy


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