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

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

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  1. Katabolism(noun)

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

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

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