Metaplasm meaning

mĕtə-plăzəm
Alteration of a word by the addition, omission, or transposition of sounds or syllables or the letters that represent them.
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Cellular materials such as pigment granules or starch grains that were formerly considered to be nonliving, in contrast to the protoplasm.
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That part of the contents of a cell which consists of lifeless matter, as certain fatty or starch granules.
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A change in a linguistic form made by the addition, omission, or transposition of a sound or sounds or a syllable or syllables.
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Cellular materials such as pigment granules or starch grains that were formerly considered to be nonliving, in contrast to the protoplasm.
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(linguistics) Any change in a word made by altering its letters or sounds.
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(biology) A small particle (often nutrient) within a cell.
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Origin of metaplasm

  • Middle English metaplasmus from Latin from Greek metaplasmos remodeling from metaplassein to remold meta- meta- plassein to mold pelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • meta– –plasm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition