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catabolize

/ca·tab·o·lize/ (-līz) to subject to catabolism; to undergo catabolism.

catabolize

(kə-tăb′ə-līz′)
intr. & tr.v. catabo·lized, catabo·lizing, catabo·lizes
To undergo or cause to undergo catabolism.
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The proximal tubular epithelium reabsorbs and catabolizes most of the proteins that escape the glomerular barriers.
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