Medical Dictionary

hypermetabolism

noun hy·per·me·tab·o·lism \-mə-ˈtab-ə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of HYPERMETABOLISM

:  metabolism at an increased or excessive rate
hy·per·meta·bol·ic \-ˌmet-ə-ˈbäl-ik\ adjective

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