metabolism - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] biology 

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/məˈtæbəˌlɪz(ə)m/
singularmetabolism
pluralmetabolisms
  1. all the chemical processes by which cells produce the energy and substances necessary for life. Food is separated into the parts it is made up of to produce heat and energy, to repair tissues, and to help growth to happen

    exercises to speed up your metabolism