[ met-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə /
the transformation of one type of tissue into another.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ
Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"
OTHER WORDS FROM metaplasiamet·a·plas·tic [met-uh-plas-tik] /ˌmɛt əˈplæs tɪk/, adjective
Words nearby metaplasia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for metaplasia
/ (ˌmɛtəˈpleɪzɪə) /
the transformation of one kind of tissue into a different kind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for metaplasia
[ mĕt′ə-plā′zhə ]
Normal transformation of tissue from one type to another, as in the ossification of cartilage to form bone.
Transformation of cells from a normal to an abnormal state.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.