Definition of metabolon in English:

metabolon

noun

Nuclear physics
historical
  • An unstable atom produced in the process of radioactive decay.

noun

Biochemistry
  • An organized supramolecular complex of the enzymes that catalyse the sequential reactions of a particular metabolic pathway, bound to structural elements of a cell.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937), physicist. From Hellenistic Greek μεταβόλος changeable + -on<br>1980s. From metabol- + -on.

Pronunciation

metabolon

/mɪˈtabəlɒn//mɛˈtabəlɒn/