Definition of Catabolism

1. Noun. Breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy.




Definition of Catabolism

1. Noun. (biochemistry) destructive metabolism, usually including the release of energy and breakdown of materials ¹

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Definition of Catabolism

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Medical Definition of Catabolism

1. Any destructive metabolic process by which organisms convert substances into excreted compounds. Origin: Gr. Katabol = a throwing down This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catabolism

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Literary usage of Catabolism

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1. A Text Book of General Bacteriology by Eugene Franklin McCampbell, William Dodge Frost (1910)
"catabolism. — By catabolism is meant all the chemical processes going on in the cell ... Anabolism and catabolism are constantly going on in the same cell. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... catabolism—CATACLYSM cane-brakes. " To fight like a wild cat " is proverbial .... Frances Simpson, The Book of the Cat (London, 1903). (RL.*) catabolism ..."

3. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"There are not wanting those who maintain, however, that the enzyme is not the primary cause of the catabolism in the living tissue. ..."

4. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Normal Purin Metabolism catabolism of Nucleoproteins.— In the normal metabolism of man uric acid and related substances are derived in the main, ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Normal Purin Metabolism catabolism of Nucleoproteins.—In the normal metabolism of man uric acid and related substances are derived in the main, ..."

6. A Text-book of physiology by Isaac Ott (1913)
"In the fast of Succi, Luciani found that a ;en excretion of 16.23 grams decreased on the first day of fasting Fig. 178<i-—catabolism During ..."

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