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: a product of metabolism
: a substance essential to the metabolism of a particular organism or to a particular metabolic process
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1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a product of metabolism:
: a metabolic waste usually more or less toxic to the organism producing it : excretion
: a product of one metabolic process that is essential to another such process in the same organism
: a metabolic waste of one organism that is markedly toxic to another : antibiotic
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