Metabolic

[m_ˌɛ_t_ə_b_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_k], [mˌɛtəbˈɒlɪk], [mˌɛtəbˈɒlɪk]

Definitions of metabolic:

  1.   ( zoology) undergoing metamorphosis
  2.   Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
  3.   undergoing metamorphosis
  4.   Relating to metabolism.
  5.   Pertaining to metabolism.
  6.   Capable of change; due to change.
  7.   Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force.
  8.   Changeable; chemical changes occurring in living organism; metamorphosing.

Antonyms for metabolic:

ametabolous, ametabolic.


Usage examples for metabolic:

  1. Yet, when the time comes for the internal secretion of the thyroid to put in its oar in the metabolic game, its presence or absence makes all the difference in the world to the individual. ” – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. The result would be a metabolic explosion. ” – Bolden's Pets by F. L. Wallace
  3. Observations by Wiley in 1908 upon so- called " poison squads" were thought by him to indicate that benzoate of soda administered with food led to " a very serious disturbance of the metabolic functions, attended with injury to digestion and health." ” – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  4. As the child grows, its metabolic waste matter is greatly increased, while all these poisonous substances must finally be eliminated by the mother. ” – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  5. “ For the same reason, he needed no chairs, and, since true sleep was a form of metabolic rest he evidently found unnecessary, he needed no bed. ” – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. As we have suggested, the disturbance of metabolism due to the failure to use sugar properly in the system and to its consequent elimination, corresponds in some, as yet not well understood, way to the other metabolic disturbance by which unnecessary fat is accumulated in the system. ” – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  7. It is also supposed that the metabolic changes consist of two phases, the upward, constructive, or anabolic phase, and the downward, destructive, or katabolic phase. ” – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  8. In others toxic effects, in the form of cardiac, nervous, muscular, and general metabolic disturbances, predominate, and are due to absorption of excessive or abnormal thyreoid secretion. ” – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  9. They have a very low metabolic rate and thus need to hunt only every few days. ” – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  10. The older man was by far the better observer, and I hope that you shall not forget in the time to come that there are many things that affect men and women besides bacteria and auto- intoxications of various kinds and metabolic disturbances and nutritional changes. ” – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  11. Now it is obvious that in breeding sour limes and sweet oranges the cultivator is selecting, and intensifying by selection, very different metabolic processes in the cell: he can test the results of these, and so the selection proceeds. ” – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  12. The internal secretions constitute and determine much of the inherited powers of the individual and their development They control physical and mental growth and all the metabolic processes of fundamental importance. ” – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  13. The truth is that meat or fish frozen is eaten raw without any distaste, the freezing exerting on the tissues a metabolic change similar to that effected by cooking; and it is convincingly true that bad fish is ever so much better frozen than cooked. ” – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  14. Low- slung as he was, the Nipe needed no tables for his work, and sleeping was a form of metabolic rest that he evidently found unnecessary, although he would sometimes just remain quiet for periods of time ranging from a few minutes to a couple of hours. ” – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  15. The literature is singularly lacking in detailed metabolic analyses of excreta of animals during vitamine stimulation and we know nothing of the possibilities of overdosage, for in all the work done it has been generally assumed that the presence of an amount greater than that necessary to produce normal growth is not material. ” – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  16. It is apparently effective only on the family Gramineae, producing a constitutional metabolic change. ” – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore

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