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metastasize

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verb me·tas·ta·size \mə-ˈtas-tə-ˌsīz\

Definition of metastasize

metastasizedmetastasizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to spread or grow by or as if by metastasis



1907

First Known Use of metastasize

1907

Rhymes with metastasize

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Medical Dictionary

metastasize

intransitive verb me·tas·ta·size

Medical Definition of metastasize

me·tas·ta·sized also British me·tas·ta·sised; me·tas·ta·siz·ing also British me·tas·ta·sis·ing

  1. :  to spread by metastasis <… all ten were primary brain cancers; that is, they had originated in the brain, and not metastasized there from elsewhere in the body.—Paul Brodeur, The New Yorker, 9 July 1990>

me·tas·ta·si·za·tion also British me·tas·ta·si·sa·tion \mə-ˌtas-tə-sə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of metastasize

also British me·tas·ta·sise \mə-ˈtas-tə-ˌsīz\play

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