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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To be transmitted or transferred by metastasis.
  • intransitive verb To be changed or transformed, especially dangerously.
  • intransitive verb To spread, especially destructively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In pathology, to produce new foci of disease in more or less distant parts by means of metastasis: referring usually to malignant growths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to spread from one part of the body to other parts, and grow there; to spread by metastasis{3}; -- said of cancer cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb medicine, of a disease or tumour To spread to other sites in the body; to undergo metastasis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb spread throughout the body

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From metastasis +‎ -ize.

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