metamorphosis
noun (plural metamorphoses) Etymology: Latin, from Greek metamorphōsis, from metamorphoun to transform, from meta- + morphē form Date: 1533 1. a. change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means b. a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances 2. a typically marked and more or less abrupt developmental change in the form or structure of an animal (as a butterfly or a frog) occurring subsequent to birth or hatching

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  • Metamorphosis — Met a*mor pho*sis, n.; pl. {Metamorphoses}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be transformed; meta beyond, over + morfh form.] [1913 Webster] 1. Change of form, or structure; transformation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A change in the form or function of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metamorphosis — (n.) 1530s, change of form or shape, especially by witchcraft, from L. metamorphosis, from Gk. metamorphosis a transforming, a transformation, from metamorphoun to transform, to be transfigured, from meta change (see META (Cf. meta )) + morphe… …   Etymology dictionary

  • metamorphosis — [met΄əmôr′fə sis, met΄əmôr fō′sis] n. pl. metamorphoses [met΄ə môr′fəsēz΄, met΄ə môr fōsēz΄] [L < Gr metamorphōsis < metamorphoun, to transform, transfigure < meta, over (see META ) + morphē, form, shape] 1. a) change of form, shape,… …   English World dictionary

  • metamorphosis — metamorphosis. См. метаморфоз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • METAMORPHOSIS — τοῦ Σωτῆρος dicitur hodiernis Graecis Festum Transfigurationis Domini nostri, quod die Augusti sextô celebrant, durante Quadragesima τῆς ἁγίας παρθένος, sancte Virginis: quae cum quatuordecim duret dies, quibus net carnem, nec pisces, ut aiunt,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • metamorphosis — transformation, transmutation, conversion, transmogrification, transfiguration (see under TRANSFORM) Analogous words: *change, mutation, alternation, permutation, vicissitude: change, variation, alteration, modification (see under CHANGE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • metamorphosis — [n] conversion, transformation alteration, change, changeover, evolution, mutation, rebirth, transfiguration, transfigurement, translation, transmogrification, transmutation, transubstantiation; concepts 469,697,701 Ant. stagnation …   New thesaurus

  • metamorphosis — ► NOUN (pl. metamorphoses) 1) the transformation of an insect or amphibian from an immature form or larva to an adult form in distinct stages. 2) a change in form or nature. ORIGIN Greek, from metamorphoun transform, change shape …   English terms dictionary

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