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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

noun  ca·tab·o·lism  \kə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm\
Definition of catabolism
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:  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

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