[ met-uh-bol-ik ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk /
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of, relating to, or affected by metabolism.
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Origin of metabolic
1735–45; <Greek metabolikós changeable, equivalent to metabol(ḗ) (see metabolism) + -ikos-ic
OTHER WORDS FROM metabolicmet·a·bol·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·met·a·bol·ic, adjective
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How to use metabolic in a sentence
Visceral fat can cause inflammation, eventually leading to metabolic and cardiovascular disease.Belly Fat Linked To Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Regardless Of Your Weight|LGBTQ-Editor|October 5, 2020|No Straight News
This sort of partnering—in which different organisms together sing a metabolic “song” neither could sing alone—enacts one of the oldest evolutionary maxims.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
As a result, none of the partners can complete the metabolic pathway without the others.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
We presented our DNA sequencing data in a 1999 Science paper, back to back with a paper that presented metabolic data for those microbes.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice|Steve Nadis|July 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It will be very high, from metabolic to neuro to vascular to aging.The Zero-Minute Workout (Ep. 383 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 2, 2020|Freakonomics