constructive metabolism


constructive metabolism
noun
the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
Syn: ↑anabolism
Ant: ↑catabolism (for: ↑anabolism)
Derivationally related forms: ↑anabolic (for: ↑anabolism)
Hypernyms: ↑assimilation, ↑absorption
Part Holonyms: ↑metabolism, ↑metabolic process

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