[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.
- Metabolic coma
metabolic coma n. A coma due to disorders of the neuronal mechanisms of energy transfer or due to impairment or deprivation of the energy sources.
- Metabolic craniopathy
metabolic craniopathy n. See Morgagni’s syndrome.
- Metabolic equivalent
metabolic equivalent n. Abbr. MET The energy expended while resting, usually calculated as the energy used to burn 3 to 4 milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute.
noun, Physiology. 1. .