adjective; blending
that which is anabolic supports or enhances the creation of more complex substances from the basic building blocks in the body
Teenagers who use anabolic steroids are likely to make their acne worse.
Etymology : A medical synthesis of Greek and Latin terms, an- refers to not, without, ab-, from or away, ol to nurture or grow, and –ic forming the adjective.
Source : The Merck Manual of Medical Information
Last modified: 10 June 2008