What does anabolic mean?

anabolic meaning in General Dictionary

regarding anabolism an anabolic changes or processes almost useful in their nature

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  • described as or promoting useful metabolic process
  • of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
  • with respect to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes, more or less constructive in their nature.

anabolic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"pertaining into procedure for building up (especially in kcalorie burning)," 1876, from Greek anabole "that which is thrown up; a mound," from anaballein "to toss or toss-up," from ana "up, upward" (see ana-) + ballein "to toss" (see ballistics).


anabolic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) with respect to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or procedures, pretty much useful within their nature.