The processes of metabolism that result in the synthesis of cellular components from precursors of low molecular weight.
See also: catabolism
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PAC, 1993, 65, 2003. 'Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)' on page 2013 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199365092003)