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metabolic processes

metabolic processes is a plural form of metabolic process

metabolic process

Definition:

the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Plural:

metabolic processes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

metabolism

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Metabolism | intermediary metabolism | intermediate metabolism

the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. These enzyme-catalyzed reactions allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. The word metabolism can also... (34 of 13028 words, 14 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Metabolism

Britannica Encyclopedia:

metabolism [biology] | H2[chemical formula] | CO2 [chemical formula] | O2 [chemical formula]

the sum of the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism and that provide energy for vital processes and for ... (25 of 1030 words, 15 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/377325​/metabolism

Collins Dictionary:

metabolism | anabolism, basal metabolism, catabolism [synonym, sense-specific]

the sum total of the chemical processes that occur in living organisms, ... | the sum total of the chemical processes affecting a particular substance ... (24 of 446 words, 2 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/metabolism

Columbia Encyclopedia:

metabolism | basal metabolism | anabolism

sum of all biochemical processes involved in life. Two subcategories of metabolism are anabolism, the building up of complex organic molecules from ... (22 of 247 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0832876​.html

Merriam-Webster:

metabolism | metamorphosis [synonym, sense-specific]

the sum of the processes in the buildup and destruction of protoplasm ; ... | "metamorphosis" [sense-specific, used in combination] (19 of 131 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/metabolism

Oxford Dictionary:

metabolism

the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life Two kinds of metabolism are often distinguished: constructive ... (22 of 105 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/metabolism

American Heritage Dictionary:

metabolism

The chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are ... | The processing of a specific substance within the living body (23 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/metabolism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

metabolism [countable/uncountable, biology] | metabolisms [plural]

all the chemical processes by which cells produce the energy and substances necessary for life. Food is separated into the parts it's made up of to ... (26 of 71 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/metabolism

Cambridge Dictionary:

metabolism [specialized] | metabolic [adjective, specialized, derived]

all the chemical processes in your body, especially those that cause food to be used for energy and growth (19 of 56 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/metabolism

Random House Dictionary:

metabolism

[biology, physiology] the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an ... | any basic process of organic functioning or operating. (21 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/metabolism

New World Dictionary:

metabolism

the chemical and physical processes continuously going on in living organisms and cells, consisting of anabolism and catabolism (18 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/metabolism

Wiktionary:

metabolism [physiology] | metabolisms [plural]

The complete set of chemical reactions that occur in living cells. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/metabolism

Encarta Dictionary:

metabolism

the series of processes by which food is converted into the energy and products needed to sustain life | the biochemical activity of a particular ... (24 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629482​/definition​.html  [offline]

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