metamorphosis

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəsɪs/ or /ˌmɛtəmɔːˈfəʊsɪs/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˌmɛɾəˈmɔrfəsɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: met‧a‧mor‧pho‧sis

Noun[change]

Singular
metamorphosis

Plural
metamorphoses

  1. (biology) Metamorphosis the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.