metabolic rate

noun

Medical Definition of metabolic rate

: metabolism per unit time especially as estimated by food consumption, energy released as heat, or oxygen used in metabolic processes — see basal metabolic rate

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“Metabolic rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metabolic%20rate. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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