constructive catabolism


constructive catabolism
noun
: catabolic activity that results in the production of new substances other than excretions (as nectar in flowering plants)

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  • anabolism — anabolic /an euh bol ik/, adj. /euh nab euh liz euhm/, n. Biol., Physiol. constructive metabolism; the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances from simpler ones (opposed to catabolism). [1885 90; ANA + (META)BOLISM] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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  • Anabolism — A*nab o*lism, n. (Physiol.) The constructive metabolism of the body, as distinguished from {catabolism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metabolism — Me*tab o*lism, n. (Physiol.) 1. The act or process, by which living tissues or cells take up and convert into their own proper substance the nutritive material brought to them by the blood, or by which they transform their cell protoplasm into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anabolism — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ana + metabolism Date: 1886 the constructive part of metabolism concerned especially with macromolecular synthesis compare catabolism • anabolic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • destructive — adjective a) Causing destruction; damaging. Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy. b) Causing break down or disassembly. Syn: calamitous …   Wiktionary