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The metabolic breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones, often resulting in a release of energy.
cat′a·bol′ic (kăt′ə-bŏl′ĭk) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||catabolic - relating to or characterized by catabolism|
|2.||catabolic - characterized by destructive metabolism|
anabolic - characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism; "some athletes take anabolic steroids to increase muscle size temporarily"
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