noun, plural me·tas·ta·ses [muh-tas-tuh-seez] /məˈtæs təˌsiz/.
- the transference of disease-producing organisms or of malignant or cancerous cells to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces.
- the condition produced by this.
Words nearby metastasis
Origin of metastasis
OTHER WORDS FROM metastasismet·a·stat·ic [met-uh-stat-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈstæt ɪk/, adjectivemet·a·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for metastatic
From there grew the idea that inflammation itself could be a facilitator of metastatic growth.
After a struggle of a little less than seven weeks, my father—a lifelong nonsmoker—died of metastatic lung cancer.
When they told us she had metastatic disease, she was well schooled in what to expect, and she expected two years.A Gay Warrior’s Win for Partner at National Cemetery|Eleanor Clift|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nine years ago, he discovered he had metastatic colon cancer.
Infection by contiguous extension occurs and also metastatic involvement is met with occasionally.
A practical manner of classification of arthritis is traumatic and metastatic.
Koch employs the term pymia merely to denote a general affection accompanied by metastatic inflammation and suppuration.
Flat-celled epithelioma is found at the cardiac orifice and as a metastatic growth in other parts of the stomach.
Virchow49 had always maintained the possibility of regarding tuberculosis as a heteroplastic or metastatic scrofula.