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metabolite

metabolite

noun me·tab·o·lite \-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

metabolite

noun me·tab·o·lite \-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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