metabolite

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noun me·tab·o·lite \-ˌlīt\

Definition of metabolite

  1. 1 :  a product of metabolism

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

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First Known Use of metabolite

1877


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metabolite

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noun me·tab·o·lite \-ˌlīt\

Medical Definition of metabolite

  1. 1:  a product of metabolism:a:  a metabolic waste usually more or less toxic to the organism producing it :  excretionb:  a product of one metabolic process that is essential to another such process in the same organismc:  a metabolic waste of one organism that is markedly toxic to another :  antibiotic

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


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