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anabolism

Pronunciation: ă-nab′ō-lizm

Definition:

  1. The building up in the body of complex chemical compounds from smaller simpler compounds (proteins from amino acids), usually with the use of energy.
  2. The sum of synthetic metabolic reactions.

[G. anabolē, a raising up]

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