metabolic

[ met-uh-bol-ik ]

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or affected by metabolism.

  2. undergoing metamorphosis.

Origin of metabolic

1
First recorded in 1735–45; from Greek metabolikós “changeable,” from metabol(ḗ) “change” + -ikos -ic;see metabolism

Other words from metabolic

  • met·a·bol·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • hy·per·met·a·bol·ic, adjective

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