[m_ˌɛ_t_ə_b_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_k], [mˌɛtəbˈɒlɪk], [mˌɛtəbˈɒlɪk]

Definitions of metabolic:

  1.   Changeable; chemical changes occurring in living organism; metamorphosing. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  2.   Capable of change; due to change. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for metabolic:

  1. They have a very low metabolic rate and thus need to hunt only every few days. ” – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  2. The result would be a metabolic explosion. ” – Bolden's Pets by F. L. Wallace
  3. It is apparently effective only on the family Gramineae, producing a constitutional metabolic change. ” – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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