Meaning of anabolism

a•nab•o•lism

Pronunciation: (u-nab'u-liz"um), [key]
— n. Biol., Physiol.
  1. constructive metabolism; the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances from simpler ones (opposed to catabolism).
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