[met-uh-frast] /ˈmɛt əˌfræst/
a person who translates or changes a literary work from one form to another, as prose into verse.
a person who metaphrases, esp one who changes the form of a text, as by rendering verse into prose
1778, from Greek metaphrastikos “paraphrastic,” from metaphrasis “paraphrase,” from metaphrazein “to paraphrase, translate,” from meta- (see meta-) + phrazein “to show, tell” (see phrase (n.)). Related: metaphrastically (1570s).
- Metaphysial dysostosis
metaphysial dysostosis n. A rare developmental abnormality of the skeleton in which the metaphyses of tubular bones expand as a result of the deposition of cartilage.
- Metaphysial dysplasia
metaphysial dysplasia n. A disorder in which the metaphyses of long bones fail to produce normal new tubular structures and instead appear to be expanded and porous.
[met-uh-fiz-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪk/ noun 1. . adjective 2. . /ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk/ noun 1. the system of first principles and assumptions underlying an enquiry or philosophical theory 2. an obsolete word for metaphysician adjective 3. (rare) another word for metaphysical n. late 14c., from Medieval Latin metaphysica (see metaphysics). The usual form of metaphysics until 16c.; […]
[met-uh-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics. 2. Philosophy. 3. highly abstract, subtle, or abstruse. 4. designating or pertaining to the poetry of an early group of 17th-century English poets, notably John Donne, whose characteristic style is highly intellectual and philosophical and features intensive use of […]