Disassimilation

• (n.) The decomposition of complex substances, within the organism, into simpler ones suitable only for excretion, with evolution of energy, -- a normal nutritional process the reverse of assimilation; downward metabolism.
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disassimilation

<physics> The decomposition of complex substances, within the organism, into simpler ones suitable only for excretion, with evolution of energy, a normal nutritional process the reverse of assimilation; downward metabolism. 'The breaking down of already existing chemical compounds into simpler ones, sometimes called disassimilation.' (Martin)...
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Disassimilation

Dis`as·sim`i·la'tion noun (Physics) The decomposition of complex substances, within the organism, into simpler ones suitable only for excretion, with evolution of energy, -- a normal nutritional process the reverse of assimilation; downward metabolism. « The breaking down of already existin...
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disassimilation

Type: Term Pronunciation: dis′ă-sim′i-lā′shŭn Definitions: 1. Destructive or retrograde metabolism. Synonyms: dissimilation1
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