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Metastasis Definition

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Other Metastasis Definition

[n] the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
[n] the spreading of a disease to another part of the body

Misc. Definitions

\Me*tas"ta*sis\, n.; pl. {Metastases}. [L., transition, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to place in another way; ? after + ? to place.]
1. (Theol.) A spiritual change, as during baptism.
2. (Med.) A change in the location of a disease, as from one part to another. --Dunglison.
3. (Physiol.) The act or process by which matter is taken up by cells or tissues and is transformed into other matter; in plants, the act or process by which are produced all of those chemical changes in the constituents of the plant which are not accompanied by a production of organic matter; metabolism.

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