Definition of Anabolic

1. Adjective. Of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism.

Partainyms: Anabolism
Derivative terms: Anabolism



2. Adjective. Characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism. "Some athletes take anabolic steroids to increase muscle size temporarily"
Similar to: Constructive-metabolic, Energy-storing
Derivative terms: Anabolism
Antonyms: Catabolic

Definition of Anabolic

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

Definition of Anabolic

1. Adjective. Of, or concerning anabolism. ¹

2. Noun. An anabolic steroid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anabolic

1. pertaining to a process by which food is built up into protoplasm [adj]

Medical Definition of Anabolic

1. Relating to, characterised by or promoting anabolism. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anabolic

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anabas
anabases
anabasine
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anabasius
anabatic
anabatic wind
anabioses
anabiosis
anabiotic
anabiotic cells
anableps
anablepses
anabolic (current term)
anabolic pathway
anabolic steroid
anabolic steroids
anabolics
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anabolisms
anabolite
anabranch
anabranches
anabranching
anabrosis
anabrotic
anacamptic
anacamptics

Literary usage of Anabolic

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"... though dominant, are accompanied as we have seen by anabolic events, by reconstruction of the secreting cell substance for instance; and these latter we ..."

2. The Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1997)
"How do anabolic Steroids Work? AAS are synthetic derivatives of the hormone ... Testosterone has both androgenic (masculinizing effects) and anabolic ..."

3. The Evolution of Sex by Patrick Geddes, John Arthur Thomson (1908)
"If influences favouring katabolism make for the production of males, and if anabolic conditions favour females, then we are strengthened in our previous ..."

4. Regeneration: The Gate of Heaven by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie (1897)
"Living matter is never at a standstill, until the moment of death. Life is a state of flux, an equilibration of metabolism, consisting of anabolic and ..."

5. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Main Findings, (1993) by Wai Choy, Dean R. Gerstein, Rashna Ghadialy, Felicia Gray (1998)
"Prevalence of anabolic Steroid and "Ice" Use About .4% of the surveyed population age 12 and older had ever used anabolic steroids in their lifetime (Table ..."

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