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 anabolism
In this way, anabolism and catabolism exist in balance with each other and are the ying and the yang of metabolism.
Anabolism requires the input of energy, in the form of food calories, and is the process by which the body stores energy.
A very noticeable expression of the anabolism of woman is her tendency to put on fat.Sex and Society|William I. Thomas
Similar considerations as to the formation and breaking up of the molecules in anabolism and catabolism apply to polymerization.
Of course this may be a matter of anabolism, pure and simple.
The processes concerned in metabolism are chiefly those of building up, “anabolism,” and breaking down, “catabolism.”Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
Consider, for example, a centre of anabolism in a living organism.