disassimilation


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dis·as·sim·i·la·tion

(dis'ă-sim'i-lā'shŭn),
Destructive or retrograde metabolism.
Synonym(s): dissimilation (1)

disassimilation

(dĭs″ă-sĭm″ĭ-lā′shŭn) [″ + ad, to, + similare, to make like]
The conversion of assimilated material into less complex compounds for energy production.