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noun medical metastasis pronunciation in British English /meˈtæstəsɪs/
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singularmetastasis
pluralmetastases
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  1. [uncountable] the spread of cancer to a new place in your body
    1. a.
      [countable] a new area of cancer that grows from an older one in your body

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metastatic

 metastasis pronunciation in British English /ˌmetəˈstætɪk/ adjective

metastasize

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present tense
I/you/we/theymetastasize
he/she/itmetastasizes
present participlemetastasizing
past tensemetastasized
past participlemetastasized

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