catabolic

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ca·tab·o·lism

 (kə-tăb′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
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.
cat′a·bol′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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catabolic

adj catabólico