disassimilation


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disassimilation

(ˌdɪsəˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. biochem the process in which complex molecules are broken down into simple ones with the release of energy
2. the act or state of ceasing to be assimilated
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dis·as·sim·i·la·tion

, dissimilation
n. disasimilación, proceso destructivo.
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