metabolite


metabolite

noun Biology, Physiology.

  1. a product of metabolic action.

noun

  1. a substance produced during or taking part in metabolism

n.

  1. A substance produced by metabolism.
  2. A substance necessary for or taking part in a particular metabolic process.

  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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