from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or characteristic of the Metastatica or Holostomatidæ; involving a change of host but no alternation of generations: as, the metastatic mode of development of certain trematodes.
  • Of or pertaining to metastasis; characterized by or consisting in metastasis.

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

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or caused by, metastasis

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

  • adjective medicine Relating to metastasis.

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

  • adjective relating to or affected by metastasis


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