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Definition of "anabolism" [a•nab•o•lism]

  • The phase of metabolism in which simple substances are synthesized into the complex materials of living tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anabolism" in a sentence
  • "These happy emotions secrete a quality in the blood called anabolism, which is essentially vitalizing and life-producing."
  • "There are two metabolic mechanisms involved in aging that are constantly operating in our body called anabolism and catabolism."
  • "He thinks of the world as an animal organism subject to what are now called anabolism and catabolism."