Definitions of metabolic

  1. (zoology) undergoing metamorphosis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. undergoing metamorphosis Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Capable of change; due to change. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for metabolic

  1. As we have suggested, the disturbance of metabolism due to the failure to use sugar properly in the system and to its consequent elimination, corresponds in some, as yet not well understood, way to the other metabolic disturbance by which unnecessary fat is accumulated in the system. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  2. Now it is obvious that in breeding sour limes and sweet oranges the cultivator is selecting, and intensifying by selection, very different metabolic processes in the cell: he can test the results of these, and so the selection proceeds. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward