metaboly


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metaboly

(mɪˈtæbəlɪ)
n
(Biology) biology the ability of some cells, esp protozoans, to alter their shape
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Halton emphasizes Pierce's concept of "abduction" as a "deeper basis of human reason" beyond scientific or "so-called rational foundations"; he also highlights Peirce's "semeiotic" view of culture as "the living, inferential metaboly of signs" (175-76).