- To spread from one part of the body to another. When cancer cells metastasize and form secondary tumors, the cells in the metastatic tumor are like those in the original (primary) tumor.
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metastasize — v. to spread from one part of the body to other parts, and grow there; to spread by metastasis; said of cancer cells. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
metastasize — 1826, from METASTASIS (Cf. metastasis) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Metastasized; metastasizing … Etymology dictionary
metastasize — (Amer.) mÉª tÃ¦stÉ™sÉªs v. (Pathology) transfer of malignant or disease spreading cells from one part of the body to another through the bloodstream (also metastasise) … English contemporary dictionary
metastasize — [mə tas′təsīz΄] vi. metastasized, metastasizing Med. to spread to other parts of the body by metastasis … English World dictionary
metastasize — intransitive verb ( sized; sizing) Date: 1907 to spread or grow by or as if by metastasis … New Collegiate Dictionary
metastasize — /meuh tas teuh suyz /, v.i., metastasized, metastasizing. 1. Pathol. (of malignant cells or disease producing organisms) to spread to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces. 2. to spread… … Universalium
metastasize — verb |/mɪˈtæstəsʌɪz/ To spread to other sites in the body; to undergo metastasis. On other screens are closeups of skin pores, before and after, details of regimes for everything, your hands, your neck, your thighs. Your elbows, especially your… … Wiktionary
metastasize — To pass into or invade by metastasis. * * * me·tas·ta·size also Brit me·tas·ta·sise mə tas tə .sīz vi, sized also Brit sised; siz·ing also Brit sis·ing to spread by metastasis <the lesion already had metastasized beyond the larynx before a… … Medical dictionary
metastasize — me·tas·ta·size … English syllables
metastasize — vb. (of a malignant tumour) to spread by metastasis … The new mediacal dictionary