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anabolic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anabolic  \An`a*bol"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  something  heaped  up  ?  +  ?  a 
  stroke.]  (Physiol.) 
  Pertaining  to  anabolism;  an  anabolic  changes,  or  processes, 
  more  or  less  constructive  in  their  nature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anabolic 
  adj  1:  or  or  related  to  the  synthetic  phase  of  metabolism 
  2:  characterized  by  or  promoting  constructive  metabolism;  "some 
  athletes  take  anabolic  steroids  to  increase  muscle  size 
  temporarily"  [ant:  {catabolic}] 




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