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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

catabolism
noun  ca·tab·o·lism  \kə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm\
Definition of catabolism
Popularity: Bottom 40% of words
:  degradative metabolism involving the release of energy and resulting in the breakdown of complex materials (as proteins or lipids) within the organism — compare anabolism
cat·a·bol·ic play \ˌka-tə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective
cat·a·bol·i·cal·ly play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of catabolism
Greek katabolē throwing down, from kataballein to throw down, from kata- + ballein to throw — more at devil


First Known Use: 1876



Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth & magic.
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