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1. metabolism

noun. ['məˈtæbəˌlɪzəm'] the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life.

Synonyms

  • organic process
  • Krebs cycle
  • internal respiration
  • destructive metabolism
  • catabolism
  • glycolysis
  • anabolism
  • cellular respiration
  • biological process
  • respiration
  • constructive metabolism
  • dissimilation
  • tricarboxylic acid cycle
  • metabolic process
  • katabolism
  • fat metabolism
  • Krebs citric acid cycle
  • citric acid cycle

Antonyms

  • anabolism
  • anovulation
  • nondevelopment
  • ovulation

Etymology

  • μεταβολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Basal Metabolism

Example sentences of the word basal-metabolism


1. Noun Phrase
A person's basal metabolism rate indicates how efficient the body is at processing its daily food intake.

2. metabolism

noun. ['məˈtæbəˌlɪzəm'] the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals.

Synonyms

  • metamorphosis
  • heterometaboly
  • holometaboly
  • biological process
  • organic process
  • hemimetabolism
  • hemimetaboly
  • hemimetamorphosis
  • heterometabolism

Antonyms

  • hyperpnea
  • hypopnea
  • organic process
  • biological process

Etymology

  • μεταβολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. basal

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsəl'] serving as or forming a base.

Synonyms

  • basic

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • derived

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. basal

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsəl'] especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem.

Antonyms

  • last

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. basal

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsəl'] of primary importance.

Synonyms

  • essential

Antonyms

  • secondary
  • unoriginal

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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