noun, plural in form but singular in construction
me·​tab·​o·​lo·​mics | \ mə-ˈta-bə-ˌlō-miks How to pronounce metabolomics (audio) , -ˌlä- \

Definition of metabolomics

: the scientific study and analysis of the metabolites produced by a cell, tissue, or organism After genomics and proteomics … will come metabolomics, the ability to measure all the metabolites the body uses and generates, in real time.— Steve Chapple To analyse the tumour cells' metabolism, they used a technique called "metabolomics." This involves crushing live tumour cells and measuring the metabolites they contain using a mass spectrometer.— Michael Slezak

Other Words from metabolomics

metabolomic \ mə-​ˈta-​bə-​ˌlō-​mik How to pronounce metabolomic (audio) , -​ˌlä-​ \ adjective
metabolomic research

First Known Use of metabolomics

1999, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metabolomics

metabolome "total complement of metabolites in a cell" (from metabol(ite) + -ome—in genome) + -ics, after genomics

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“Metabolomics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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