Meaning of metalation in English:

metalation

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˈleɪʃn/

noun

(also metallation)
Chemistry
  • The introduction of a metal atom into a compound; specifically the replacement of a hydrogen atom by a metal atom in an organic (usually aromatic) compound, forming a carbon-metal bond; an instance of this.

Origin

1930s. From metal + -ation. Compare French métallation.