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metamorphosisnoun

uk   /ˌmet.əˈmɔː.fə.sɪs/  us   /ˌmet̬.əˈmɔːr-/ (plural metamorphoses )
(Definition of metamorphosis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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metamorphosisnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·fə·sɪs/ (plural metamorphoses  /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·fəˌsiz/ )
a ​completechange of ​character, ​appearance, or ​condition: [C] She ​underwent a metamorphosis from a ​steadyplayer into a ​ruthlessaggressor on the ​court. biology Metamorphosis is the ​process by which the ​youngform of ​insects, ​frogs, etc., ​develops into the ​adultform.
metamorphosed
adjective  /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·foʊzd, -foʊst/ earth science
(Definition of metamorphosis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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