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.
- met·a·plas·mic, adjective
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How to use metaplasm in a sentence
Each metaplasm in the body favors the inactive break-up of protoplasm, and so also the formation of new metaplasms.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for metaplasm
the nonliving constituents, such as starch and pigment granules, of the cytoplasm of a cell
- metaplasmic, adjective
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