water of metabolism

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wa·ter of me·tab·o·lism

the water formed in the body by oxidation of the hydrogen of the food, the greatest amount being produced in the metabolism of fat (about 117 g per 100 g of fat).
Synonym(s): water of combustion

wa·ter of me·tab·o·lism

(waw'tĕr mĕ-tab'ŏ-lizm)
The water formed in the body by oxidation of the hydrogen of the food, the greatest amount being produced in the metabolism of fat (about 117 g/100 g of fat).