hypercatabolism

noun
hy·per·ca·tab·olism | \ˌhī-pər-kə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of hypercatabolism 

: excessive metabolic breakdown of complex substances (as protein) within the body : catabolism at an increased or excessive rate

Other Words from hypercatabolism

hypercatabolic \ˌhī-pər-ˌka-tə-ˈbä-lik \ adjective
a hypercatabolic state

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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hypercatabolism

noun
hy·per·ca·tab·o·lism | \ˌhī-pər-kə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm \

Medical Definition of hypercatabolism 

: excessive metabolic breakdown of organic molecules : excessive catabolic activity

Other Words from hypercatabolism

hypercatabolic \-ˌka-tə-ˈbä-lik \ adjective
hypercatabolic renal failure

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