[met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/
of, relating to, or affected by .
1845 in biological sense, from German metabolisch (1839), from Greek metabolikos “changeable,” from metabole “a change, changing, a transition” (see metabolism). Used earlier in a general sense of “involving change” (1743). Related: Metabolically.
metabolic met·a·bol·ic (mět’ə-bŏl’ĭk)
Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.
[met-uh-fawr, -fer] /ˈmɛt əˌfɔr, -fər/ noun 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”. Compare , (def 1). 2. something used, or regarded as being used, to […]
[hahy-pur-mi-ter] /haɪˈpɜr mɪ tər/ noun, Prosody. 1. a verse or line containing additional syllables after those proper to the meter. /haɪˈpɜːmɪtə/ noun 1. (prosody) a verse line containing one or more additional syllables
hypermetria hy·per·me·tri·a (hī’pər-mē’trē-ə) n. An ataxic muscle disorder characterized by overreaching the intended object or goal.
[hahy-per-oh-pee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈoʊ pi ə/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused behind the retina, distant objects being seen more distinctly than near ones; farsightedness (opposed to ). /ˌhaɪpəmɪˈtrəʊpɪə/ noun 1. (pathol) variants of hyperopia /ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə/ noun 1. inability to see near objects clearly because the images received […]