The chemical processes that let you stay alive are an example of metabolism.
The rate at which you burn fat and calories you consume is an example of metabolism.
Origin of metabolism
- From Greek metabolē change from metaballein to change meta- meta- ballein to throw gwelə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek μεταβολή (metabolÄ“, “change"), from μετά (meta, “meta-") + βάλλω (ballō, “I throw").