Main meanings of metabolon in English

: metabolon1metabolon2

metabolon1

noun

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

Pronunciation

metabolon

/mɪˈtabəlɒn/ /mɛˈtabəlɒn/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937), physicist. From Hellenistic Greek μεταβόλος changeable (from ancient Greek μετα- + -βόλος, after μεταβάλλειν to change) + -on.

Main meanings of metabolon in English

: metabolon1metabolon2

metabolon2

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.

Pronunciation

metabolon

/mɪˈtabəlɒn/ /mɛˈtabəlɒn/

Origin

1980s. From metabol- + -on.