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- IPA: , /mɪ'tæstəsʌɪz/
Third person singular
- (medicine) Of a disease or tumour, to spread to other sites in the body, to undergo metastasis.
- 1989: 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 elbows: aging begins at the elbows and metastasizes. — Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
- 2001: ‘Your lump could be a secondary cancer metastasized from the bowel. I had a patient like that not long ago.’ — David Lodge, Thinks...
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