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metabolism

noun [C] uk   /məˈtæb.əl.ɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
all the chemical processes in your body, especially those that cause food to be used for energy and growth: Exercise is supposed to speed up your metabolism.
Translations of “metabolism”
in Spanish metabolismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新陳代謝…
in Russian метаболизм, обмен веществ…
in Turkish metabolizma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新陈代谢…
in Polish metabolizm, przemiana materii…
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