metabolite


me·tab·o·lite

noun \-ˌlīt\

Definition of METABOLITE

1
:  a product of metabolism
2
:  a substance essential to the metabolism of a particular organism or to a particular metabolic process

First Known Use of METABOLITE

1877

me·tab·o·lite

noun \-ˌlīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METABOLITE

1
: a product of metabolism: a : a metabolic waste usually more or less toxic to the organism producing it : excretion b : a product of one metabolic process that is essential to another such process in the same organism c : a metabolic waste of one organism that is markedly toxic to another : antibiotic
2
: a substance essential to the metabolism of a particular organism or to a particular metabolic process

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