name: secondary metabolite catabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of secondary metabolites, the compounds that are not necessarily required for growth and maintenance of cells, and are often unique to a taxon." [GOC:tb]
synonym: "secondary metabolite breakdown" EXACT [GOC:tb]
synonym: "secondary metabolite catabolism" EXACT [GOC:tb]
synonym: "secondary metabolite degradation" EXACT [GOC:tb]
is_a: GO:0009056 ! catabolic process
is_a: GO:0019748 ! secondary metabolic process
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