1. socialism a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
  2. symbolism the practice of investing things with arbitrary meaning
  3. metabolism the organic processes that are necessary for life
  4. basal metabolism the amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state
  5. somnambulism walking by a person who is asleep
  6. genus Mirabilis four o'clocks
  7. fat metabolism a metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats into fatty acids and glycerol and then into simpler compounds that can be used by cells of the body
  8. gas embolism obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
  9. genus Mycoplasma type and sole genus of the family Mycoplasmataceae
  10. heterometabolism development of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage precedes maturity
  11. holometabolism complete metamorphosis in insects
  12. hemimetabolism incomplete or partial metamorphosis in insects
  13. destructive metabolism breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
  14. genus Mespilus medlars
  15. genus Malosma one species; often included in the genus Rhus
  16. genus Mytilus type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels
  17. Hibiscus mutabilis Chinese shrub or small tree having white or pink flowers becoming deep red at night; widely cultivated; naturalized in southeastern United States
  18. katabolism breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
  19. conceptualism the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application
  20. catabolism breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy