Definitions for katabolism

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word katabolism

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Katabolism

    kat-ab′ol-izm, n. (biol.) the discharging or disruptive process to which protoplasm is constantly subject—the opposite of Anabolism, the up-building, constructive process.—Also Catab′olism. [Gr. katabolē, kataballein, to throw down.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of katabolism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of katabolism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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