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metamorphosis

noun uk   /ˌmet.əˈmɔː.fə.sɪs/  us   /ˌmet̬.əˈmɔːr-/ (plural metamorphoses )
[C] a complete change: Under the new editor, the magazine has undergone a metamorphosis. [U] specialized biology the process by which the young form of insects and some animals, such as frogs, develops into the adult form
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