CATABOLISM

The part of our metabolism that breaks down complex molecules and releases energy. Compare anabolism.

CATABOLISM: "Catabolism is a part of our metabolism that breaks down food."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CATABOLISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/catabolism-2/ (accessed April 18, 2021).
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