noun Biology, Physiology.
Related formsan·a·bol·ic [an-uh-bol-ik] /ˌæn əˈbɒl ɪk/, adjectivehy·per·an·a·bol·ic, adjectivehy·per·a·nab·o·lism, noun
Examples from the Web for anabolic
Hooton said that the foundation would continue reaching out to young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids.
Anabolic steroids, hailing from the world of male sex hormones—androgens like testosterone—are the second PED.Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial?|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The owner of Anabolic had paid a pretty penny for this location.
It used to be said that the male was more "katabolic," the female more "anabolic."Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Menstruation, reproduction, and lactation are at once the cause of an anabolic surplus and the means of getting rid of it.Sex and Society|William I. Thomas
For money is the sinews of Anabolic and Katabolic warfare also.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
As stated by its authors the theory is, that the female is everywhere "anabolic," as compared with the male, which is "katabolic."Darwin, and After Darwin, Volume II (of 3)|George John Romanes
Both katabolic and anabolic changes share in the depression, and though less energy is used up, still less energy is generated.