metabolite

[ muh-tab-uh-lahyt ]
/ məˈtæb əˌlaɪt /

noun Biology, Physiology.

a product of metabolic action.

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Origin of metabolite

First recorded in 1880–85; metabol(ism) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for metabolite

metabolite
/ (mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt) /

noun

a substance produced during or taking part in metabolism

Word Origin for metabolite

C19: metabol (ism) + -ite 1
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Medical definitions for metabolite

metabolite
[ mĭ-tăbə-līt′ ]

n.

A substance produced by metabolism.
A substance necessary for or taking part in a particular metabolic process.
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Scientific definitions for metabolite

metabolite
[ mĭ-tăbə-līt′ ]

A substance produced by metabolism.
A substance necessary for or taking part in a particular metabolic process. Examples of metabolites are glucose in the metabolism of sugars and starches, amino acids in the biosynthesis of proteins, and squalene in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
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