- Abnormal, but not necessarily morbid, metabolism, as in alkaptonuria. [dys- + G. bole (metabole), + -ismos, metabolism]
* * *dys·bo·lism (disґbo-liz-əm) [dys- + metabolism] a condition arising from an error in metabolism not necessarily of a disease nature, as in incomplete oxidation of tyrosine, giving a reddish color to the urine.
Medical dictionary. 2011.