Definition of metabolic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

metabolic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmetəˈbɑːlɪk//
 
[usually before noun](biology)
 
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connected with the chemical processes in living things that change food, etc. into energy and materials for growth a metabolic process/disorder a high/low metabolic rate