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(English) The breaking down of complex molecules to release energy; the part of metabolism related to respiration and not contributing to growth. (See also: metabolism, anabolism)
(French) La décomposition des molécules complexes pour libérer de l'énergie; la partie de métabolisme reliée à la respiration et qui ne contribue pas à la croissance. (See also: metabolism, anabolism)
(Portuguese) Desnaturação molecular com libertação de energia. Parte do metabolismo relacionado com a respiração e não contributivo para o crescimento. (See also: metabolism, anabolism)

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