- essential metabolite
- a necessary constituent of normal metabolic processes.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
metabolite — Any product or substrate (foodstuff, intermediate, waste product) of metabolism, especially of catabolism. SYN: metabolin. primary m. a m. synthesized in a step in primary metabolism. secondary m. a … Medical dictionary
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