Medical Dictionary

catabolism

noun ca·tab·o·lism

Medical Definition of CATABOLISM

:  destructive metabolism involving the release of energy and resulting in the breakdown of complex materials within the organism—compare anabolism

Variants of CATABOLISM

ca·tab·o·lism also ka·tab·o·lism \kə-ˈtab-ə-ˌliz-əm\

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