Biochemistry. any substance that interferes with growth of an organism by competing with or substituting for an essential nutrient in an enzymatic process.
Pharmacology. of or relating to certain substances used to prevent or reduce the proliferation of cells, especially cancer cells, by interfering with normal metabolic activity.
any drug that acts by disrupting the normal growth of a cell. Sulfonamide drugs are antimetabolites and some antimetabolites are used in cancer treatment
antimetabolite an·ti·me·tab·o·lite (ān’tē-mĭ-tāb’ə-līt’, ān’tī-)
A substance that closely resembles an essential metabolite and competes with, interferes with, or replaces the metabolite in physiological reactions.
to cause to combine or coalesce; unite. to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of: They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit. to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often followed by in or into): […]
pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics. Philosophy. concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth. concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance. highly abstract, subtle, or abstruse. designating or pertaining to the poetry of an early group of 17th-century English poets, notably John Donne, whose […]
a procedure, technique, or way of doing something, especially in accordance with a definite plan: There are three possible methods of repairing this motor. a manner or mode of procedure, especially an orderly, logical, or systematic way of instruction, inquiry, investigation, experiment, presentation, etc.: the empirical method of inquiry. order or system in doing anything: […]
performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person. painstaking, especially slow and careful; deliberate. Contemporary Examples It was thorough and methodical, like a medical examination: a routine in which a professional inspects the body of a patient. Tilda Swinton and Oliver Saillard Perform the Creation of Fashion in ‘Eternity Dress’ […]