The spread of cancer cells from the primary site with the secondary tumors too small to be clinically detected.

Nearby words

  1. micromanipulation,
  2. micromarketing,
  3. micromelia,
  4. micromelic dwarfism,
  5. micromere,
  6. micrometeorite,
  7. micrometeoroid,
  8. micrometeorology,
  9. micrometer,
  10. micrometer screw

Related formsmi′cro•met′a•static (-mĕt′ə-stătĭk) adj.

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