American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.
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.
- adj. Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
- adj. Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
- adj. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to metabolism
- adj. of or relating to metabolism
- adj. undergoing metamorphosis
- See metabolism. (Wiktionary)
- Greek metabolikos, changeable, from metabolē, change; see metabolism. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Building up muscle mass is going to cause you to burn more calories and increase what we call your metabolic rate.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Specific interests in metabolic disorders; acute lymphoblastic leukemia and physiologic management in the ICU as a moderator of outcome from traumatic brain injury.”
“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”
“The nodes of these networks are usually proteins (specifically enzymes in metabolic networks), whereas the links (or edges) are their interactions with other molecules.”
“In people, similar changes in body fat and metabolic activity are known as metabolic syndrome.”
“Is the cytoplasmic loop of XcpS involved in metabolic stabilization?”
“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.”
“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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