Definition of metaboly in English:

metaboly

noun

  • Biology. The changes of shape characteristic of protists with a firm but flexible pellicle; euglenoid movement.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). Probably from German Metabolie from ancient Greek μεταβολή change + ie.

Pronunciation

metaboly

/mɪˈtabəli//mɪˈtab(ə)li//mɛˈtabəli/