Metensomatosis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Metensomatosis (Biol) The assimilation by one body or organism of the elements of another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n metensomatosis The transference of the elements of one body into another body and their conversion into its substance, as by decomposition and assimilation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Metensomatosis met-en-sō-ma-tō′sis transference of the elements of one body into another.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a change of body (by the soul), fr. Gr.