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[muh-tab-uh-lahyt] /məˈtæb əˌlaɪt/

noun, Biology, Physiology.
a product of metabolic action.
a substance produced during or taking part in metabolism

metabolite me·tab·o·lite (mĭ-tāb’ə-līt’)



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