Associations to the word «Metabolism»


METABOLISM, noun. (physiology) The complete set of chemical reactions that occur in living cells.
METABOLISM, proper noun. A post-war Japanese architectural movement that fused ideas about architectural megastructures with those of organic biological growth.

Dictionary definition

METABOLISM, noun. The marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals.
METABOLISM, noun. The organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope