Definition of “metamorphosis” - English Dictionary

“metamorphosis” in English

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uk /ˌmet.əˈmɔː.fə.sɪs/ us /ˌmet̬.əˈmɔːr.fə.sɪs/ plural metamorphoses

(Definition of “metamorphosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“metamorphosis” in American English

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metamorphosisnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·fə·sɪs/ plural metamorphoses /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·fəˌsiz/

a complete change of character, appearance, or condition:

[ C ] She underwent a metamorphosis from a steady player into a ruthless aggressor on the court.

biology Metamorphosis is the process by which the young form of insects, frogs, etc., develops into the adult form.

adjective /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·foʊzd, -foʊst/ earth science

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