metastasis - definition and synonyms

noun medical 

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/meˈtæstəsɪs/
singularmetastasis
pluralmetastases
  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

derived words

metastatic

 

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/ˌmetəˈstætɪk/
adjective

metastasize

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