To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform.
Origin of metamorphose
French métamorphoserfrom Old French frommetamorphosemetamorphosisfrom Latin metamorphōsismetamorphosis
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Metamorphose Sentence Examples
In other words, science communities suddenly metamorphose themselves into the highly competitive news conventions of the media code.
Similar views were arrived at by Goethe, though by the deductive rather than the inductive method, and were propounded in his famous pamphlet, Versuch die Metamorphose der Pfianzen zu erklren (1790), from which the following is a quotation: The underlying relationship between the various external parts of the plant, such as the leaves, the calyx, the corolla, the stamens, which develop one after the other and, as it were, out of one another has long been generally recognized by investigators, and has iii fact been specially studied; and the operation by which onc and the same organ presents itself to us in various forms has been termed Metamorphosis of Plants.
In 1790 he published his important Versuch, die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erkleiren, which was an even more fundamental achievement for the new science of comparative morphology than his discovery some six years earlier of the existence of a formation in the human jaw-bone analogous to the intermaxillary bone in apes; and in 1791 and 1792 appeared two parts of his Beitrage zur Optik.
Peters, "Ober die Entwickelung eines Batrachiers, Hylodes martinicensis, ohne Metamorphose," Mon.