Anabolism  

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Anabolism (Template:IPAc-en) is the set of metabolic pathways that construct molecules from smaller units. Anabolism is the building-up aspect of metabolism, whereas catabolism is the breaking-down aspect. Anabolism is usually synonymous with biosynthesis.

Etymology

The word anabolism is from New Latin, which got the roots from ἁνά, "upward" and 'βάλλειν, "to throw".




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