1. [ noun ] (biology) the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
Synonyms: metastasis metabolic_process
Related terms: organic_process cellular_respiration basal_metabolic_rate glycolysis fat_metabolism basal_metabolism catabolism anabolism Krebs_cycle life_form
2. [ noun ] (biology) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
Synonyms: metamorphosis
Related terms: organic_process holometabolism hemimetabolism
Similar spelling:   metabolise