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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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Kawashima et al., "Metastasis and invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma mimicking a right adrenal tumor," Hepato-Gastroenterology, vol.
Lung cancer metastasis may occur virtually in any organ.
The most frequent presentation of muscular metastasis is pain with or without swelling [2].
The aim of this paper is to report a very rare case in practice of delayed distant thyroid carcinoma metastasis to the calcaneus.
Penile metastasis from pulmonary adenosquamous carcinoma is even rarer, which up until now has only been reported once in the literature, with our case being the second [3].
A review of the literature that searched the PubMed database for "skin cutaneous metastases OR or AND prostatic cancer metastasis prostate cancer" retrieved 59 articles documenting 71 cases of this diagnosis.
Metastases from primary epithelial ovarian carcinoma usually occurs in the abdomen, lungs, and lymph nodes, but metastasis to the central nervous system (CNS) is rare.
Extrahepatic metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is relatively rare, even in advanced HCC cases that have intrahepatic metastases.
When the sections obtained from the blocks were examined, it was observed that both the tumors had similar characteristics, and the case was reported as lung adenocarcinoma metastasis in the thyroid.
Most common sites for cervical metastasis are the submandibular nodes followed by upper jugular and submental nodes for oral cavity carcinomas (1, 2).
[USA], May 4 (ANI): The four hallmarks of cancer metastasis have been identified as Motility and invasion, modulation of the microenvironment, plasticity and ability to colonise by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Metastasis of gastric cancer is the leading cause of death of patients.2,3 Studies have found that CD44 as a kind of transmembrane glycoprotein was the surface receptor of hyaluronidase,4,5 it participated in the regulation of intracellular environment and had functions of promoting tumor growth, invasion and metastasis, and CD44v6 was one of the major variations of CD44.