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n. pl. me·tas·ta·ses (-sēz′) Medicine
1. Transmission of pathogenic microorganisms or cancerous cells from an original site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body, usually by way of the blood vessels or lymphatics.
2. A secondary cancerous growth formed by transmission of cancerous cells from a primary growth located elsewhere in the body.

[Greek, from methistanai, to change : meta-, meta- + histanai, to cause to stand, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

met′a·stat′ic (mĕt′ə-stăt′ĭk) adj.
met′a·stat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.metastatic - relating to or affected by metastasis; "metastatic growth"


adj metastásico
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CD29 is the dominant molecule modulating cell interactions in the tumor microenvironment and plays a central role in the metastatic cascade.
Many stages of the metastatic cascade involve cellular interactions mediated by cell surface components, such as carbohydrate-binding proteins, including galactoside-binding lectins (galectins).
1) Each of the molecules selected in the current study contribute to some of the above steps, all of which appear crucial in the metastatic cascade.
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