metabasis

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin metabasis, from Ancient Greek μετάβασις (metábasis, a change, a transition), from μεταβαίνω (metabaínō, I cross), from μετά (metá) and βαίνω (baínō, I move), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem-.

Noun[edit]

metabasis (plural metabases)

  1. (rhetoric) A change from one subject to another.
  2. (pathology) Any change in the course of a disease; metabola.

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