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metabolic

[‚med·ə′bäl·ik]
(physiology)
Of or pertaining to metabolism.
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Metabolic water is an important source of water for many insects including termites (Lee and Wood 1971; Nation 2002).
Based on the average quantities of water consumed, they drank less free water per day than the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), a species known for its ability to persist exclusively on metabolic water (Table 3; Winklemann and Getz 1962).
The animal also has available metabolic water created within the body during metabolism.