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

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First Known Use of metabolite

1877


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metabolite

noun me·tab·o·lite \ -ˌlīt \

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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