metabolic

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adjective met·a·bol·ic \ˌme-tə-ˈbä-lik\

Definition of metabolic

  1. :  of, relating to, or based on metabolism

metabolically

play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of metabolic

1841


METABOLIC Defined for Kids

metabolic

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adjective met·a·bol·ic \ˌme-tə-ˈbä-lik\

Definition of metabolic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to metabolism metabolic activity


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metabolic

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adjective met·a·bol·ic \ˌmet-ə-ˈbäl-ik\

Medical Definition of metabolic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or based on metabolism

  2. 2:  vegetative 1a(2)—used especially of a cell nucleus that is not dividing

metabolically

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