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Definitions of catabolism:

part of speech: noun

Destructive or retrograde metabolism; the breaking down of complex bodies of living matter into waste products of simpler chemical composition.

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A resinous exudation from a shrub of Southern Europe, Cistus ladaniferus, and C. creticus, formerly employed as a stomachic and in the treatment of dysentery, and by fumigation in bronchitis. ...