Definition of metabolic in English:

metabolic

Syllabification: met·a·bol·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈmetəˈbälik/

adjective

  • Relating to or deriving from the metabolism of a living organism: a metabolic disorder
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    • From a metabolic perspective, threonine is one of three indispensable amino acids.
    • These enzymes usually act in concert with other enzymes or proteins in DNA metabolic activity.
    • It transports nutrients to cells and eliminates metabolic wastes, toxins and excess fluids from the body.

Derivatives

metabolically

Pronunciation: /ˌmetəˈbälik(ə)lē/
adverb
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  • Research by Ponganis and Kooyman suggests emperor penguins are metabolically adapted to conserve oxygen while swimming.
  • Muscle tissue is a very active, metabolically demanding tissue, especially compared to slow and sluggish fat.
  • Lean muscle is more metabolically active than fat.

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