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METABOLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does metabolic mean? 

METABOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective METABOLIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to metabolism
2. undergoing metamorphosis

  Familiarity information: METABOLIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


METABOLIC (adjective)


Sense 1metabolic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to metabolism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

metabolic rate

Pertainym:

metabolism (the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life)


Sense 2metabolic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergoing metamorphosis

Synonyms:

metabolous; metabolic

Domain category:

zoological science; zoology (the branch of biology that studies animals)

Antonym:

ametabolic (undergoing slight or no metamorphosis)


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