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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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Similarly, embryos of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), carp (Cyprinus carpio), catabolize fatty acids during the last stage of embryogenesis (Cowey et al.
The ability to catabolize sugars and short-chain fatty acids was inconsistent within and between ants.
In normal acid-base balance, the kidneys extract and catabolize very little of the plasma glutamine, but during acute and chronic acidosis the extraction of glutamine by the kidneys increases significantly.
Leukodystrophies are disorders which are characterized by the progressive destruction of myelin owing to the accumulation of various catabolize depending on the specific enzyme deficiency.
Beavers in northern climates can face severe nutritional restriction in winter, losing up to 25% of their body mass as they metabolize fat reserves or catabolize protein (Smith and Jenkins 1997, Smith et al.
The inability of the endosomal system to catabolize abnormal light chains results in pathologic alterations.
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.
However, the energy required to catabolize the excess of protein and/or AA may explain the situation by which increasing dietary CP level fat deposition is reduced.