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anabolism (n.)

"constructive metabolism," 1886; see anabolic + -ism.

updated on January 07, 2017

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Definitions of anabolism from WordNet

anabolism (n.)
the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy;
Synonyms: constructive metabolism
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