constructive metabolism

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Related to constructive metabolism: anabolism
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Noun1.constructive metabolism - the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
assimilation, absorption - the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
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