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 (ăn′tē-mĭ-tăb′ə-līt′, ăn′tī-)
A substance that closely resembles an essential metabolite and therefore inhibits physiological reactions involving that metabolite.

an′ti·met′a·bol′ic (-mĕt′ə-bŏl′ĭk) adj.


inhibiting metabolism
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