An example of metastasis is the spreading of cancer from one spot in the body to another.
Origin of metastasis
- Greek from methistanai to change meta- meta- histanai to cause to stand, place stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek μετάστασις (metastasis, “removal, change"), from μεθίστημι (methistemi, “to remove, to change")