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  • adj. Of, or concerning anabolism.
  • n. An anabolic steroid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes, more or less constructive in their nature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by or exhibiting anabolism; pertaining to anabolism in general; assimilative; constructively metabolic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism
  • adj. of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism


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