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Related to disassimilation: dissimilation
Destructive or retrograde metabolism.
Synonym(s): dissimilation (1)
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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.
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