Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to metabolism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology: Undergoing complete metamorphosis, as an insect; of or pertaining to the Metabola. Also metabolous.
  • Changeable in form; assuming different characters; polymorphic: applied by Cohn to the Infusoria.
  • In biology, exhibiting or affected by metabolism: as, metabolic processes; metabolic changes.

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

  • adj. of or relating to metabolism
  • adj. undergoing metamorphosis

Etymologies

Greek metabolikos, changeable, from metabol─ô, change; see metabolism.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See metabolism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Building up muscle mass is going to cause you to burn more calories and increase what we call your metabolic rate.

    CNN Transcript Sep 6, 2007

  • But the bad news is there's more obesity, more, what we call metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes in the population in our young people.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2006

  • In addition to our diagnostic and treatment services, we provide training in metabolic diseases and support active research programs that have made important contributions to the field.

    Biochemical Genetics-Metabolic Disease

  • Specific interests in metabolic disorders; acute lymphoblastic leukemia and physiologic management in the ICU as a moderator of outcome from traumatic brain injury.

    Postdoctoral Program

  • Although the schedule is individualized according to a person's prior experiences, interests and training, the usual rotations include: the Clinical Genetics service the Biochemical Genetics service, including experience in metabolic screening laboratory rotation (cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics) adult medical genetics at HUP prenatal Genetics at HUP

    Clinical Genetics Training Program

  • The nodes of these networks are usually proteins (specifically enzymes in metabolic networks), whereas the links (or edges) are their interactions with other molecules.

    Biomolecular Networks

  • In people, similar changes in body fat and metabolic activity are known as metabolic syndrome.

    Forever Young

  • Is the cytoplasmic loop of XcpS involved in metabolic stabilization?

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • Their story prompted the State Assembly, Senate and Governor to pass through and sign the proposed expanded newborn screening bill into law and today approximately three hundred children a year are identified with certain metabolic disorders like GA1 that are easily treatble with dietary changes.

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  • Recent studies show that lunge-feeding is not just dynamic, it is also extremely expensive in metabolic terms, and even though rorquals glide as they lunge (thereby conserving some energy), it still seems that lunge-feeding is so energetically costly that constraints are imposed on rorqual behaviour.

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