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Pronunciation: met'a-pla'ze-a

Definition: Abnormal transformation of an adult, fully differentiated tissue of one kind into a differentiated tissue of another kind; an acquired condition, in contrast to heteroplasia.

Synonym(s): metaplasis2

[G. metaplasis, transformation]

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