[met-uh-mawr-fohz, -fohs] /ˌmɛt əˈmɔr foʊz, -foʊs/
verb (used with object), metamorphosed, metamorphosing.
to change the form or nature of; transform.
to subject to or metamorphism.
verb (used without object), metamorphosed, metamorphosing.
to undergo or be capable of undergoing a change in form or nature.
to undergo or cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism
1570s, from Middle French métamorphoser (16c.), from métamorphose (n.), from Latin metamorphosis (see metamorphosis). Related: Metamorphosed. The Greek verb was metamorphoun.
[met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis] /ˌmɛt əˈmɔr fə sɪs/ noun, plural metamorphoses [met-uh-mawr-fuh-seez] /ˌmɛt əˈmɔr fəˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. Biology. a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly. Compare . 2. a complete change […]
metamyelocyte met·a·my·el·o·cyte (mět’ə-mī’ə-lə-sīt’) n. A transitional form of myelocyte having a nuclear construction intermediate between the mature myelocyte and the two-lobed granulocyte. Also called juvenile cell.
[met-uh-mawr-fuh s] /ˌmɛt əˈmɔr fəs/ adjective 1. .
[met-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌmɛt əˈnæl ə sɪs/ noun, plural metanalyses [met-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌmɛt əˈnæl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a shift in the division between words in a phrase; misdivision: “A nickname” resulted from metanalysis of “an ekename.”. n. 1914, from meta- + analysis. Coined by Danish philologist Otto Jespersen (1860-1943).