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me·tas·ta·sis

 (mĭ-tăs′tə-sĭs)
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.

metastasis

(mɪˈtæstəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Pathology) pathol the spreading of a disease, esp cancer cells, from one part of the body to another
2. (Rhetoric) a transformation or change, as in rhetoric, from one point to another
3. (Biochemistry) a rare word for metabolism
[C16: via Latin from Greek: transition]
metastatic adj
ˌmetaˈstatically adv

me•tas•ta•sis

(məˈtæs tə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a. the spread of disease-producing organisms or of malignant or cancerous cells to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces.
b. the condition produced by this.
[1580–90; < Greek metástasis a changing. See meta-, stasis]
met•a•stat•ic (ˌmɛt əˈstæt ɪk) adj.
met`a•stat′i•cal•ly, adv.

me·tas·ta·sis

(mə-tăs′tə-sĭs)
The spread of cancerous cells from one area of the body to other areas.

metastasize verb

metastasis

the spread of malignancies, characterized by the cancerous invasion of the lymphatic system, the blood, and body organs. — metastatic, adj.metastasize, v.
See also: Cancer

metastasis

The spread of an abnormal growth, especially cancer, from one part of the body to another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metastasis - the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the bodymetastasis - the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body
pathologic process, pathological process - an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
Translations

metastasis

[mɪˈtæstəsɪs] N (metastases (pl)) [mɪˈtæstəˈsiːz]metástasis f inv

metastasis

n pl <metastases> → Metastasenbildung f, → Metastasierung f

metastasis

[mɪˈtæstəsɪs] nmetastasi f inv

me·tas·ta·sis

n. metástasis, extensión de un proceso patológico de un foco primario a otra parte del cuerpo a través de los vasos sanguíneos o linfáticos como se observa en algunos tipos de cáncer.

metastasis

n (pl -ses) metástasis f
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