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  1. A change in the symptoms, course, or treatment of a disease.
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Examples from the Web for metabasis

Historical Examples

  • Certain philosophers have, nevertheless, allowed themselves the liberty of making such a saltus (metabasis eis allo gonos).

    The Critique of Pure Reason

    Immanuel Kant

  • From the understanding to the reason, there is no continuous ascent possible; it is a metabasis even as from the air to the light.