Meaning of metaboly in English:

metaboly

noun

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

Pronunciation

metaboly

/mɪˈtabəli/ /mɪˈtab(ə)li/ /mɛˈtabəli/

Origin

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