Definition of metabolomics in English:


plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The scientific study of the set of metabolites present within an organism, cell, or tissue:

    ‘the potential of metabolomics in the early detection of cancer is also being explored’
    • ‘"The metabolomics is already used to predict the drug toxicity in the earlier stage and it is also expected to play an important role in the personal medicine," Yang said.’
    • ‘Taken together, metabolomics has reached a resolution where it can serve to provide a system-oriented characterization of gene function, and cellular and physiological responses, although it still needs further improvement.’
    • ‘It has been well recognized that one of the limitations of metabolomics has been the difficulty in automating the process of grouping peaks that represent the same compound in multiple chromatograms.’
    • ‘"In our study, we propose to evaluate whether the new field of metabolomics can be used to diagnose asthma and follow its treatment," Hammock said.’
    • ‘Biology is going through a revolution driven by a series of technological breakthroughs in genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.’


1990s: from metabolome + -ics, on the pattern of genomics.