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metastasis

me·tas·ta·sis

metastasis

 
pronunciation:
m tae st sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: metasteses
definition 1: the transfer of disease or malignant cells from one part of the body to another through the blood, lymph, or membranes, or the resulting condition, as in tuberculosis or cancerous tumors.
definition 2: a change in form, appearance, or character; transformation; metamorphosis.
similar words:
metamorphosis, transformation
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derivations: metastatic (adj.), metastatically (adv.)
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