noun, plural met·a·mor·pho·ses [met-uh-mawr-fuh-seez]. /ˌmɛt əˈmɔr fəˌsiz/.
- a type of alteration or degeneration in which tissues are changed: fatty metamorphosis of the liver.
- the resultant form.
SYNONYMS FOR metamorphosis
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Origin of metamorphosis
OTHER WORDS FROM metamorphosisnon·met·a·mor·pho·sis, noun, plural non·met·a·mor·pho·ses.
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How to use metamorphosis in a sentence
To some degree, the memoir pulls off these linguistic metamorphoses by virtue of its overarching themes of earthquakes and jazz, suggesting that these nonlinear, improvisational models are the only way to tell her story.For a multiracial writer, a life marked by earthquakes and other upheavals|Gabrielle Bellot|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
I think the idea of her metamorphosis, from someone mundane and looked over to someone powerful and FABULOUS, was incredibly empowering for me.
The catalyst for that metamorphosis was a decision by Deng Xiaoping, then China’s “paramount leader,” to create a capitalist enclave in communist China and open it to foreign investment, global trade, and Western technology.Xi Jinping’s new economic strategy for China: ‘Dual circulation’ or doublespeak?|claychandler|October 15, 2020|Fortune
In just eleven months, the Top Ten underwent an extraordinary metamorphosis.Want to understand why tech stocks are crashing? This metric explains it all|Shawn Tully|September 9, 2020|Fortune
Like all sea squirts, it has a tiny brain and nerve cord, but unlike the others, Oikopleura doesn’t undergo a metamorphosis on its way to maturity.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity|Viviane Callier|September 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Metamorphosis is running at Lincoln Center, 63rd Street and 9th Avenue, until January 11, 2015.
He wanted a model to be able to produce his metamorphosis, which is why he showed her in so many different ways.
The boards had gotten shorter and surfing was going through a big metamorphosis.
Paris was in a state of magical metamorphosis between the World Wars.
Here was this person who was having a renaissance or a metamorphosis and seemed really joyous.
But, sooner than the moral metamorphosis, a physical metamorphosis came about in Marguerite.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
This inner sensation struck me even more forcibly than the metamorphosis of Nature spread out before me.Urania|Camille Flammarion
Metamorphosis Sexualis Paranoica species insaniae est in qua patiens imaginat sexum suum mutatum esse.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Perhaps never was metamorphosis more complete than that which now took place.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
Its prolonged administration does not give rise to destructive blood metamorphosis.
British Dictionary definitions for metamorphosis
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for metamorphosis
Medical definitions for metamorphosis
n. pl. met•a•mor•pho•ses (-sēz′)
Other words from metamorphosismet′a•mor•phot′ic (-môr-fŏt′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for metamorphosis
Cultural definitions for metamorphosis
A change in an animal as it grows, particularly a radical change, such as the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.