Definitions for katabolism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catabolism, katabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolism(noun)

    breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Katabolism(noun)

    destructive or downward metabolism; regressive metamorphism; -- opposed to anabolism. See Disassimilation

  2. Origin: [Gr. down + to throw.]

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