Origin of metaplasmmeta- + -plasm that part of the contents of a cell which consists of lifeless matter, as certain fatty or starch granules
Origin of metaplasmL metaplasmus, an irregularity < Gr metaplasmes, formation of cases of nouns from a missing nom. < meta, over (see meta-) + plassein, to form (see plastic) a change in a linguistic form made by the addition, omission, or transposition of a sound or sounds or a syllable or syllables
Origin of metaplasmMiddle English metaplasmus from Latin from Greek metaplasmos remodeling from metaplassein to remold meta- meta- plassein to mold ; see pelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- met′a·plas′tic met′a·plas′mic
Origin of metaplasmmeta- -plasm