What biological process includes chemical reactions that break down materials?

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What biological process includes chemical reactions that break down materials?

Breaking Down Biological Materials:

The various biochemical pathways that support life are collectively called metabolism. These can manifest themselves in two ways. One way is to build biomolecules from smaller chemical species into useful components to support an organisms existence. This process is called anabolism. The second way is to breakdown larger biomolecules into smaller chemical species for specific metabolic activities.

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The biochemical processes in metabolism that lead to the breakdown of biomolecules into smaller chemical species is called catabolism. An example of...

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Anabolism and Catabolism: Definitions & Examples

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