The definition of anabolism is a process in a plant or animal where food is changed into living tissue.(noun)
An example of anabolism is bone growth.
See anabolism in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Gr anabolē, a rising up < ana-, up + bolē, a stroke < ballein, to throw (see ball) + -ism
See anabolism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: + (meta)bolism.
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