Medical Definition of Secondary metabolite

1. Chemicals that are usually unique to one organism or class of organisms, and are not essential to cell survival. They perform specialised functions, for example, degrading food sources or fighting off other organisms. Many of the chemicals that plants or microorganisms produce that are of biochemical interest are secondary metabolites, including antibiotics. (14 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Secondary Metabolite

secondary infections
secondary interatrial foramen
secondary leukaemia
secondary liability
secondary lung cancer
secondary lymphoid tissue
secondary lysosome
secondary lysosomes
secondary market
secondary markets
secondary medical care
secondary megaureter
secondary mesoderm
secondary metabolism
secondary metabolite (current term)
secondary methemoglobinaemia
secondary modern
secondary modern school
secondary modern schools
secondary myeloid metaplasia
secondary narcissism
secondary nodule
secondary nondisjunction
secondary palate
secondary pellagra
secondary phosphine
secondary point of ossification
secondary process

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