HyperDic: katabolism

English > 1 sense of the word katabolism:
NOUNprocesskatabolism, catabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolismbreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
English > katabolism: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningBreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy.
Synonymscatabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolism
Part ofmetabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Oppositeanabolism, constructive metabolismThe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
Spanishcatabolismo
Catalancatabolisme

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