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1. catabolism

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

Synonyms

  • biological process
  • destructive metabolism
  • dissimilation
  • katabolism
  • metabolic process
  • metabolism

Antonyms

  • anovulation
  • nondevelopment
  • ovulation
  • development

Etymology

  • καταβολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word catabolism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Although this may seem like a chore, it will prevent your muscles from going for eight or more hours without nutrition and entering a state of catabolism.

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