HyperDic: metabolism

English > 2 senses of the word metabolism:
NOUNprocessmetabolism, metamorphosisthe marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
processmetabolism, metabolic processthe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
metabolism > pronunciation
Soundsmahtae'bahlih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > metabolism: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals.
Synonymmetamorphosis
Narrowerhemimetamorphosis, hemimetabolism, hemimetabolyincomplete or partial metamorphosis in insects
heterometabolism, heterometabolyDevelopment of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage / stage precedes maturity
holometabolism, holometabolycomplete metamorphosis in insects
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishmetabolismo, metamorfosi, metamorfosis
Catalanmetabolisme, metamorfosi
Adjectivesmetabolic, metabolousundergoing metamorphosis
English > metabolism: 2 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life.
Synonymmetabolic process
Categoryorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
PartsKrebs cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycleIn all plants and animals
anabolism, constructive metabolismThe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
catabolism, katabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolismBreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
Narrowerbasal metabolismThe amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state
fat metabolismA metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats into fatty acids and glycerol and then into simpler compounds that can be used by cells of the body
glycolysisA metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP
respiration, internal respiration, cellular respirationThe metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishmetabolismo, metástasis
Catalanmetabolisme
Adjectivesmetabolicof or relating to metabolism
Verbsmetabolizeproduce by metabolism

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