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.
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Origin of metastasis
OTHER WORDS FROM metastasismet·a·stat·ic [met-uh-stat-ik], /ˌmɛt əˈstæt ɪk/, adjectivemet·a·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for metastasis
However, there are very few therapies available that are specifically engineered to address brain metastases.
Several types of malignancies, including melanoma, lung and breast cancer, have a particular penchant for spreading to the brain — between 10 and 30 percent of patients develop such metastases.
Because of this, the efficacy of most current cancer therapies in treating brain metastasis is limited by poor brain penetrance.
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.
Together for 17 years, for 12 of those years, Nancy fought metastatic cancer.
When they told us she had metastatic disease, she was well schooled in what to expect, and she expected two years.
Nine years ago, he discovered he had metastatic colon cancer.
A second form of metastatic arthritis is met with in strangles.
(ii) To evacuate pus from the anterior chamber following metastatic infection.
Infection by contiguous extension occurs and also metastatic involvement is met with occasionally.
However, metastatic inflammation of this joint is seldom observed except in cases of strangles.
At present we have in the wards of the hospital a patient with multiple metastatic carcinomas of the skin.