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  1. a variant spelling of catabolism
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Derived Formskatabolic (ˌkætəˈbɒlɪk), adjectivekatabolically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for katabolism

Historical Examples of katabolism

  • Wherever destructive metabolism (katabolism) is going on, heat is being set free.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1


  • Metabolism and katabolism, indeed all cell-activity, are a priori performances of the mind.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • But the biological atoms are living, that is to say, they are continually undergoing anabolism and katabolism, growth and decay.

  • The former is constructive metabolism, or anabolism; the latter, destructive metabolism, or katabolism.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • Katabolism, the formation of less complex chemical bodies by the agency of protoplasm, 86.