name: macromolecule catabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of a macromolecule, any molecule of high relative molecular mass, the structure of which essentially comprises the multiple repetition of units derived, actually or conceptually, from molecules of low relative molecular mass." [GOC:mah]
synonym: "biopolymer catabolic process" EXACT [GOC:mtg_chebi_dec09]
synonym: "cellular macromolecule catabolic process" RELATED 
synonym: "cellular macromolecule catabolism" RELATED 
synonym: "cellular macromolecule degradation" RELATED 
synonym: "macromolecule breakdown" EXACT 
synonym: "macromolecule catabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "macromolecule degradation" EXACT 
synonym: "multicellular organismal macromolecule catabolic process" NARROW 
is_a: GO:0043170 ! macromolecule metabolic process
is_a: GO:1901575 ! organic substance catabolic process
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