metabolic

[ met-uh-bol-ik ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or affected by metabolism.
undergoing metamorphosis.

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Origin of metabolic

1735–45; <Greek metabolikós changeable, equivalent to metabol() (see metabolism) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM metabolic

met·a·bol·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·met·a·bol·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for metabolic

metabolic
[ mĕt′ə-bŏlĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.
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