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metamorphosis

noun     /ˌmet.əˈmɔː.fə.sɪs/ US  /ˌmet̬.əˈmɔːr-/ (plural metamorphoses)
[C] a complete change : Under the new editor , the magazine has undergone a metamorphosis.Change and changes [U] specialized biology the process by which the young form of insects and some animals , such as frogs , develops into the adult form Physical and chemical processes
(Definition of metamorphosis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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