Share this entry

Share this page

metabolic rate

Syllabification: me·tab·o·lic rate

Definition of metabolic rate in English:

noun

The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism: many people come into my office convinced that they have a low metabolic rate
More example sentences
  • Reduction in metabolic rate also leads to under-utilization of glycogen stores in the liver, leading to its accumulation.
  • Patients with suspected hypothyroidism are usually asked to take their basal axillary temperature, which provides a crude estimate of basal metabolic rate.
  • Regular exercise will increase your appetite but your increased metabolic rate will more than compensate for it.

Definition of metabolic rate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something