[ met-uh-plaz-uh m ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌplæz əm /
Cell Biology. the nonliving matter or inclusions, as starch or pigments, within a cell.
- a change in the structure of a word or sentence made by adding, removing, or transposing the sounds or words of which it is composed or the letters that represent them.
- the formation of oblique cases from a stem other than that of the nominative.
Origin of metaplasm
Related formsmet·a·plas·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metaplasm
/ (ˈmɛtəˌplæzəm) /
the nonliving constituents, such as starch and pigment granules, of the cytoplasm of a cell
Derived Formsmetaplasmic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for metaplasm
[ mĕt′ə-plăz′əm ]
Related formsmet′a•plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.
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