- (medicine) Relating to metastasis.
Variant of metastasis
- Rare change of form or matter; transformation
- Med. the spread of disease from one part of the body to another unrelated to it, as in the transfer of the cells of a malignant tumor by way of the bloodstream or lymphatics
Origin of metastasisModern Latin ; from Late Latin a passing over, transition ; from Classical Greek ; from methistanai, to place in another way, change ; from meta, after (see meta-) + histanai, to place (see stand)