The definition of metastasis is the movement of disease from one body part to another by way of the bloodstream or the lymph system.(noun)
An example of metastasis is the spreading of cancer from one spot in the body to another.
See metastasis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. metastases
Origin: ModL < LL, a passing over, transition < Gr < methistanai, to place in another way, change < meta, after (see meta-) + histanai, to place (see stand)
See metastasis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. me·tas·ta·ses (-sēzˌ)
Origin: , from methistanai, to change
Origin: : meta-, meta-
Origin: + histanai, to cause to stand, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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