Reference Definitions of ďMETABOLITEĒ

 

 

Reference:Merriam-Webster Dictionary

††† 1.A product of metabolism

††† 2.A substance essential to the metabolism of a particular organism or to a particularmetabolic process

 

Reference:American Heritage Dictionary

††† 1.A substance produced by metabolism.

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

 

 

References:Merck Manual and MEDLINE

††† Any substance produced or used during metabolism (digestion). In drug use, a†† metabolite usually refers to the end-product (what is remaining after metabolism).

 

Reference:Life Science Dictionary

††† A chemical intermediate in metabolic reactions

 

Reference:Medicinal Chemistry Dictionary

††† A metabolite is any intermediate or product resulting from metabolism

 

Reference:Biological Sciences Dictionary

††† An end product as a result of metabolism

 

Reference:BioTech Dictionary (Univ. of Texas at Austin)

1.      anti-metabolite (Author: Mirrored from Tsute Chen's Glossary of Microbiology)

An analog of the end-product of a metabolic pathway that causes feedback or††† repression, but cannot replace the genuine product; used for selecting feedback-deficient mutants.

††† 2.metabolite
††† A chemical intermediate in metabolic reactions.

††† 3.primary metabolite (Author: Mirrored from Tsute Chenís Glossary of
††† Microbiology)
††† A metabolite excreted during the growth phase.

††† 4.secondary metabolite (Author: Mirrored from Tsute Chenís Glossary of
Microbiology)

A product excreted by a microorganism near the end of the growth or during†† stationary phase.

 

 

 

Reference:Stedmanís Medical Dictionary (http://www.stedmans.com)
†††
Any product or substrate (foodstuff, intermediate, waste product) of metabolism
††† especially of catabolism.

 

Reference:FastHealth Interactive Healthcare (http://www.fasthealth.com)

1.A product of metabolism

 

2.A metabolic waste usually more or less toxic to the organism producing it.

 

††† 3.A product of one process that is essential to another such process in the same††† organism.

 

††† 4.A metabolic waste of one organism that is markedly toxic to another.

 

5.      A substance essential to the metabolism of a particular organism or to a particular metabolic process.

 

Reference:The CancerWEB Project (http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk)

Any substance produced by metabolism or by a metabolic process.