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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: metabole 'change'

metabolism

noun
     
Related topics: Nutrition, Biology, Medicine
me‧tab‧o‧lis‧m [uncountable and countable]
HBM the chemical processes by which food is changed into energy in your body:
This drug speeds up your metabolism.
protein/carbohydrate/alcohol etc metabolism
The vast majority of alcohol metabolism occurs in the liver.
metabolism of
the metabolism of fat by the liver

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