metensomatosis

noun
met·​en·​so·​ma·​to·​sis | \ ˌmetˌenˌsōməˈtōsə̇s \
plural metensomatoses

Definition of metensomatosis

: the migration into one body of different souls contrasted with metempsychosis

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History and Etymology for metensomatosis

Late Latin, from Late Greek metensomatōsis, from Greek meta- + en- + sōmat-, sōma body + -ōsis -osis (body)

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“Metensomatosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metensomatosis. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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