HyperDic: anabolism

English > 1 sense of the word anabolism:
NOUNprocessanabolism, constructive metabolismthe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
English > anabolism: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy.
Synonymconstructive metabolism
Part ofmetabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
Broaderassimilation, absorptionThe process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
Oppositecatabolism, katabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolismBreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
Spanishanabolismo
Catalananabolisme
Adjectivesanaboliccharacterized by or promoting constructive metabolism
anabolicof or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism

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