• WordNet 3.6
    • adj metabolic undergoing metamorphosis
    • adj metabolic of or relating to metabolism "metabolic rate"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1815 French chemist Michael Eugene Chevreul realized the first link between diabetes and sugar metabolism when he discovered that the urine of a diabetic was identical to grape sugar.
    • Metabolic (Physiol) Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force.
    • Metabolic (Biol) Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • metabolic In zoology: Undergoing complete metamorphosis, as an insect; of or pertaining to the Metabola. Also metabolous.
    • metabolic Changeable in form; assuming different characters; polymorphic: applied by Cohn to the Infusoria.
    • metabolic In biology, exhibiting or affected by metabolism: as, metabolic processes; metabolic changes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Metabolic undergoing complete metamorphosis: polymorphic: exhibiting metabolism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. . See Metabola
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. metabolē, change.


In literature:

He need no longer weigh mere surface gentility against the stern demands of an active metabolism.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
METABOLISM, name given to a chemical change in the cells or tissues of living matter.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Indeed, the individual metabolism is the reproductive metabolism.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Metabolism is always taking place within it.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
The Moruans were moderately intelligent creatures, warm-blooded air breathers with an oxygen-based metabolism.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
They cause an abnormal metabolism which ultimately weakens and exhausts the whole system.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
Our metabolism was designed around them.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
It is apparently effective only on the family Gramineae, producing a constitutional metabolic change.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
There was no way to study his metabolism without his co-operation unless we were willing to risk killing him.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
And a Sandeman warrior has a pretty high metabolic rate, so I have to eat a lot.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson

In news:

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it will highlight three drugs from Isis' metabolic franchise in a conference call and webcast on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.
First, there is the slower metabolism.
As we age, our metabolism slows down and we must challenge ourselves to stay healthy and fit.
Europe officially approved its first gene therapy earlier this month for a rare metabolic disorder.
Media articles and nutritionists alike have perpetuated the idea that for healthy metabolisms individuals should consume small meals multiple times a day.
Sorry to say, but gaining muscle doesn't make your metabolism skyrocket.
Fitness Expert, Lisa Lynn, says the secret to cheating without gaining an ounce is to prepare your metabolism ahead of time.
Power your metabolism with protein, not carbs.
Lack of sleep can seriously affect metabolism, study finds.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ISIS ) announced today positive results from Phase 1 studies of three drugs, ISIS -PTP1BRx, ISIS -GCGRRx and ISIS -GCCRRx, in development to treat metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes.
The Center For Nutrition & Metabolic Disorders.
Boost Your Metabolism With Pushup-5 Variations.
A new study found that individuals who loaded up on fatty foods at scheduled times throughout the day improved their metabolic function.
For years, the conventional wisdom among diet experts is that so-called "yo-yo dieting" — repeatedly gaining and losing weight — wreaks havoc on one's metabolism , causing it to slow down.
Research shows that the day after a night of drinking, there is a significant dip in your metabolic rate.

In science:

Here is the transmission; we know that genes are transmitted from parent to offspring in order to provide the offspring with information about how to make a living (e.g. metabolize sugars, create cell walls, etc.) in the world.
The transmission sense of information
Typical cases include biological networks, such as the metabolic network, signal transduction networks, gene transcription networks, etc.
A simple Havel-Hakimi type algorithm to realize graphical degree sequences of directed graphs
Jeong H, Tombor B, Albert R, Oltvai ZN, Barabasi AL (2000) The large-scale organization of metabolic networks.
Randomizing genome-scale metabolic networks
Wagner A, Fell DA (2001) The small world inside large metabolic networks.
Randomizing genome-scale metabolic networks
Ravasz E, Somera AL, Mongru DA, Oltvai ZN, Barabasi AL (2002) Hierarchical organization of modularity in metabolic networks.
Randomizing genome-scale metabolic networks