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metamorphosis

Pronunciation: met'a-mor'fo-sis

Definition:

  1. A change in form, structure, or function.
  2. Transition from one developmental stage to another.

Synonym(s): allaxis, transformation1

[G. metamorphosis, transformation fr. meta, beyond, over, + morphe, form]

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