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Pronunciation: i-nid'e-a'shun

Definition: The growth and multiplication of abnormal cells in another location to which they have been transported by means of lymph or blood stream, or both.

Synonym(s): colonization1, indenization

[L. in, in, + nidus, nest]

See Also: metastasis

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