[met-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə/
the transformation of one type of tissue into another.
the transformation of one kind of tissue into a different kind
metaplasia met·a·pla·sia (mět’ə-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə)
- Metaplastic anemia
metaplastic anemia n. Pernicious anemia in which the various elements in the blood change into multisegmented, unusually large neutrophiles, immature myeloid cells, and distorted platelets.
- Metaplastic carcinoma
metaplastic carcinoma n. Carcinoma occurring in the upper respiratory tract or alimentary tract or in the breast, and composed of spindle-shaped tumor cells.
- Metaplastic ossification
metaplastic ossification n. The formation of bone in normally soft structures.
- Metaplastic polyp
metaplastic polyp n. See hyperplastic polyp.