Metabolite meaning

mĭ-tăbə-līt
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Any substance produced by, or taking part in, a metabolic reaction.
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A substance produced by metabolism.
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A substance necessary for or taking part in a particular metabolic process.
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Any substance produced by or taking part in metabolism.
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A substance produced by metabolism.
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A substance necessary for or taking part in a particular metabolic process.
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A substance produced by metabolism.
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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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Origin of metabolite

  • metabol(ism) –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From metabolism +"Ž -ite.

    From Wiktionary