- double decomposition reaction
Other Word Forms of Metathesis
Origin of Metathesis
Late Latin from Greek from metatithenai to transpose meta- meta- tithenai to place dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Latin metathesis, from Ancient Greek μετάθεσις (metáthesis), from μετά (meta, “among") + θέσις (thesis, “placement").
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