Of course this may be a matter of anabolism, pure and simple.
Consider, for example, a centre of anabolism in a living organism.
We may thus regard every centre of anabolism as a negative pole of diffusion.
A very noticeable expression of the anabolism of woman is her tendency to put on fat.
The former is constructive metabolism, or anabolism; the latter, destructive metabolism, or katabolism.
Anabolism, the formation of more complex chemical bodies by the agency of protoplasm, 86.
Similar considerations as to the formation and breaking up of the molecules in anabolism and catabolism apply to polymerization.
The processes concerned in metabolism are chiefly those of building up, “anabolism,” and breaking down, “catabolism.”
In the processes of anabolism the products absorbed are built into the tissues and cells of the body.