Meaning of antimetabolite
Pronunciation: (an"tē-mu-tab'u-līt", an"tī-), [key]
- any substance that interferes with growth of an organism by competing with or substituting for an essential nutrient in an enzymatic process.
- of or pertaining to certain substances used to prevent or reduce the proliferation of cells, esp. cancer cells, by interfering with normal metabolic activity.
- antimetabolite (Thesaurus)