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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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The most prominent symptoms are those connected with the process of katabolism, that is, of degeneration of the tissues, as indicated by their color and texture.
She could feel it, the terrible katabolism and metabolism in her blood, changing her even as a creature, changing her to another creature.
The breaking down of material into simple products, or the changes in which complex materials (including the living substance) are broken down into comparatively simple products, is known as katabolism.
Indeed, whenever protoplasmic materials are being oxidized (the process referred to in sec. 15 as katabolism) heat is being set free.
Wherever destructive metabolism (katabolism) is going on, heat is being set free.
These expressions are objectionable, inasmuch as they hint that in a mature organism, with metabolism rather stable, tearing down, or katabolism, could go on faster than building up, or anabolism, or that one of two phases of the same process might go on faster than the other.
Whenever a teacher has come to the conclusion that he or she has nothing to learn from studying the work of others, anabolism has ceased and katabolism has set in.
Who will say, that colour is not the most beautiful thing in the world -- the very flower of love and light and fire; the sign of preponderant katabolism or anabolism as the naturalist might possibly put it, to be perfectly explicit!
While we were absent even these few months from the great centers of civilization, tremendous advances had been made in air-ships and the thousand and one other modern phases of human development, but evolution in the world of Nature as we observed it was only destructive -- a world-wide katabolism -- a retrogression often discernible from month to month.
One side of the triangle represents anabolism, or the process of building up, and the other katabolism, the process of breaking down, and at the