metabolite

metabolite

[muh-tab-uh-lahyt]
noun Biology, Physiology.
a product of metabolic action.

Origin:
1880–85; metabol(ism) + -ite1

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metabolite (mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt)
 
n
a substance produced during or taking part in metabolism
 
[C19: metabol(ism) + -ite1]

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metabolite me·tab·o·lite (mĭ-tāb'ə-līt')
n.

  1. A substance produced by metabolism.

  2. A substance necessary for or taking part in a particular metabolic process.

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metabolite   (mĭ-tāb'ə-līt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A substance produced by metabolism.

  2. 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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