Definition of Destructive metabolism
1. Noun. Breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy.
Group relationships: Metabolic Process, Metabolism
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Catabolic, Catabolic, Catabolize, Katabolic, Katabolic
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Literary usage of Destructive metabolism
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The effect of light upon the destructive metabolism of plants appears to be unimportant. This subject has been investigated by means of observations upon ..."
2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"... of nutrition are often summed up in the term anabolism or constructive metabolism; the destructive phases as catabolism or destructive metabolism. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In organs, however, in which destructive metabolism is very active it is easy to detect a rise of temperature, especially when a large number of them are ..."
4. The Physiology of Plants: A Treatise Upon the Metabolism and Sources of by Wilhelm Pfeffer (1900)
"... VIII CONSTRUCTIVE AND destructive metabolism SECTION 77. General. METABOLISM includes the whole of the chemical processes connected with vital activity, ..."
5. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Sydney Howard Vines (1886)
"It might be concluded from this that light affects the destructive metabolism of plants and parts of plants which do not possess chlorophyll otherwise than ..."
6. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"The constructive metabolism is termed anabolism; the destructive metabolism is termed catabolism. Thus: , , ( Anabolism (constructive metabolism). ..."
7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"... disintegrating action of microbes in fermentation and putrefaction, or by the destructive metabolism they undergo in the digestive organs of animal». ..."
8. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"The heat liberated in these first steps of destructive metabolism is not, however, sufficient to maintain an independent temperature in plants, ..."