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Related to katabolism: catabolism
(Biochemistry) a variant spelling of catabolism
Biology, Physiology. the destructive processes of chemical ehange in living organisms, characterized by the breaking down of complex substances into simpler ones, with a release of energy. Cf. anabolism. — catabolic, adj.See also: Organisms
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|Noun||1.||katabolism - breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy|
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life