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Word doesn't exist in Dutch. anabolisme is uncountable. --DrJos (talk) 10:45, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

A procedural note: This would have been better tagged with {{rfv}} and the request posted in WT:RFV. Wiktionary isn't a proscriptive dictionary, so we include incorrect forms if they're actually used- adding context tags like "non-standard" or "proscribed". A quick check of durably-archived sources shows nothing in Google Books or Usenet except in some Scandinavian language(s), so it may be unnecessary to go through that extra step in this case. We only use {{delete}} for cases where it's so obviously wrong or non-controversial that it doesn't need to be discussed. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:34, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
The English noun is labelled 'usually uncountable'. There is no reason to consider the Dutch noun uncountable except that people just haven't had many opportunities to use the plural yet. But here is a perfectly valid sentence using the plural: De anabolismen van verschillende buitenaardse levensvormen kunnen wezenlijk anders zijn dan dat van het leven op Aarde. ("The anabolisms of different extraterrestrial life forms can be radically different from that of life on Earth.") —CodeCat 22:55, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Moved to RFV. DAVilla 00:42, 17 September 2012 (UTC)