Associations to the word «Metamorphosis»


METAMORPHOSIS, noun. A transformation, such as that of magic or by sorcery
METAMORPHOSIS, noun. A noticeable change in character, appearance, function or condition.
METAMORPHOSIS, noun. (biology) A change in the form and often habits of an animal after the embryonic stage during normal development. (e.g. the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly or a tadpole into a frog.)
METAMORPHOSIS, noun. (pathology) A change in the structure of a specific body tissue. Usually degenerative.

Dictionary definition

METAMORPHOSIS, noun. The marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals.
METAMORPHOSIS, noun. A striking change in appearance or character or circumstances; "the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting".
METAMORPHOSIS, noun. A complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky