from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as metaphase.
  • n. Any mental process or manifestation of consciousness. See the extract.


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  • Häckel, therefore, assumes a process of change which he calls metakinesis, by this he understands "an almost violent and always far-reaching change in the forms, which certainly cannot take place in the adult form of the organism, but only in its earlier younger stages when the individual organs are not yet histologically specialized and therefore possess a more or less independent plasticity".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • In the pedigree of organic beings, therefore, we meet with chasms which cannot be bridged over even with the help of Häckel's metakinesis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip


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