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anabolism

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noun anab·o·lism \ə-ˈna-bə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of anabolism

  1. :  the constructive part of metabolism concerned especially with macromolecular synthesis — compare catabolism

an·a·bol·icplay \ˌa-nə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective


Origin of anabolism

International Scientific Vocabulary ana- + metabolism


First Known Use: 1886


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anabolism

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noun anab·o·lism \ə-ˈnab-ə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of anabolism

  1. :  the constructive part of metabolism concerned especially with macromolecular synthesis—compare catabolism

  2. an·a·bol·ic \ˌan-ə-ˈbäl-ik\play adjective




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