Merological approach

A systems term meaning systems analysis, or systems management, that is being conducted at the lowest feasible systems level. The converse, in which the system is studied at the higher systems levels, is called the holostic approach. The holistic approach is essential if suboptimisation is to be avoided. Metabolism

The chemical processes that take place in any living organism. Anabolism is constructive metabolism, and is concerned with the synthesis of proteins, carbohydrates, and other substances. Catabolism is destructive metabolism, and is concerned with the breakdown of chemical substances to produce energy. Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis in insects usually occurs in the final instar and it results in an organism that is markedly different from that of the earlier instars. For example, a caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly. Metaxenia

The phenomenon in which plant tissues outside the embryo sac (i.e., edible fruit tissues) are influenced by the pollen. This phenomenon is seen, for example, with dates.

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