Definition of metabolite in US English:

metabolite

noun

Biochemistry
  • A substance formed in or necessary for metabolism.

    • ‘All of these require metabolism to form genotoxic metabolites in vivo.’
    • ‘In other reviews, the role of nitrate and nitrogen metabolites in regulating metabolism and development has been discussed.’
    • ‘Malic Acid is the only metabolite of the Krebs Cycle which falls in concentration during exhaustive physical activity.’
    • ‘Homocysteine is an intermediary metabolite of essential dietary amino acid methionine.’
    • ‘The plasma membrane transport of other metabolites such as amino acids and sugars can also be assayed by the changes in membrane potential.’

Pronunciation

metabolite

/məˈtabəˌlīt/