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  • metastatically — adverb see metastasis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • metastatically — metÉ™ stætɪklɪ adv. by metastasis; in a metastatic manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metastasis — noun (plural metastases) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, transition, from Greek, from methistanai to change, from meta + histanai to set more at stand Date: 1663 1. a. change of position, state, or form b. the spread of a disease producing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • metastasis — metastatic /met euh stat ik/, adj. metastatically, adv. /meuh tas teuh sis/, n., pl. metastases / seez /. 1. Pathol. a. the transference of disease producing organisms or of malignant or cancerous cells to other parts of the body by way of the… …   Universalium

  • espundia — A type of American leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania braziliensis that affects the mucous membranes, particularly in the nasal and oral region, resulting in grossly destructive changes; particularly common in Brazil, where a significant… …   Medical dictionary

  • metastasis — [mə tas′tə sis] n. pl. metastases [mə tas′təsēz΄] [ModL < LL, a passing over, transition < Gr < methistanai, to place in another way, change < meta, after (see META ) + histanai, to place (see STAND)] 1. Rare change of form or matter; …   English World dictionary

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