Definition of metagon in English:

metagon

noun

Biology
  • A virus-like extranuclear RNA particle postulated to occur in certain strains of paramecium, which can infect and kill other strains.

Origin

1960s. From meta- + ancient Greek γόνος offspring; apparently coined by J. Gibson and G. H. Beale.

Pronunciation

metagon

/ˈmɛtəɡɒn/