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metabolite

[muh-tab-uh-lahyt] /məˈtæb əˌlaɪt/
noun, Biology, Physiology
1.
a product of metabolic action.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; metabol(ism) + -ite1
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Examples from the web for metabolites
  • Each of these metabolites is further metabolized and then excreted in the urine.
  • Several desmodium species contain potent secondary metabolites.
  • Depending on liver and kidney function, cocaine metabolites are detectable in urine.
British Dictionary definitions for metabolites

metabolite

/mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a substance produced during or taking part in metabolism
Word Origin
C19: metabol(ism) + -ite1
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metabolites in Medicine

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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metabolites in Science
metabolite
  (mĭ-tāb'ə-līt')   
  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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