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catabolism vs. anabolism
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- destructive metabolism; the breaking down in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones, with the release of energy (opposed to anabolism).
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- constructive metabolism; the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances from simpler ones (opposed to catabolism).