basal metabolic rate

noun

Definition of basal metabolic rate

:the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest

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First Known Use of basal metabolic rate

1917


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basal metabolic rate

noun

medical Definition of basal metabolic rate

:the rate at which heat is given off by an organism at complete rest

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