catabiotic cat·a·bi·ot·ic (kāt’ə-bī-ŏt’ĭk)
Relating to the dissipation or using up of energy derived from food in the performance of bodily functions.
destructive metabolism; the breaking down in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones, with the release of energy (opposed to anabolism). noun a metabolic process in which complex molecules are broken down into simple ones with the release of energy; destructive metabolism Compare anabolism adj. 1876; see catabolism + -ic. n. 1876, katabolism, […]
to cause (a nutrient or other substance) to undergo catabolism. to be subjected to catabolism.
destructive metabolism; the breaking down in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones, with the release of energy (opposed to anabolism). Contemporary Examples In this way, anabolism and catabolism exist in balance with each other and are the ying and the yang of metabolism. 5 Metabolism Myths Debunked Sarah Whitman-Salkin August 24, 2009 […]
a product of catabolic action. noun a substance produced as a result of catabolism catabolite ca·tab·o·lite (kə-tāb’ə-līt’) n. A substance produced by the process of catabolism.