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intr. & tr.v. ca·tab·o·lized, ca·tab·o·liz·ing, ca·tab·o·liz·es
To undergo or cause to undergo catabolism.


(kəˈtæbəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(General Physics) to subject to catabolism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.catabolize - subject to catabolism
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oxidise, oxidize, oxidate - add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
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April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For about a century, a known common property of cancer cells is their ability to utilize and catabolize glucose at a high rate.
However, ON-2010 does have a strain-specific insertion that contains the hydroxyphenylacetate (hpa) operon, which may provide a nutritional advantage by enabling the organism to catabolize the phenolic and aromatic compounds abundant in the gut.
The human cell contains endosymbiotic archaea with ability to catabolize cholesterol and synthesise digoxin.
Similarly, humans' ability to catabolize ethanoll via alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) lends support to an evolutionary history with alcohol.
One of the important functions of the kidneys is to reabsorb and catabolize small proteins, such as free light chains, which have been filtered from the blood in the glomeruli.
The bacterium's ability to catabolize biphenyls is directly related to the presence of a locus of approximately thirteen genes known as the bph cluster.
During pro-longed recoveries, patients can catabolize up to one-tenth of their muscle mass despite putting on weight.
Chronic, excessive intake of protein (or any macronutrient) elevates the activity of enzymes that catabolize it or convert it to fat.