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[met-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə/

noun, Pathology.
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)


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