metaplasm

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From Latin metaplasmus from Ancient Greek μεταπλασμός (metaplasmós)

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metaplasm (plural metaplasms)

  1. (linguistics) Any change in a word made by altering its letters or sounds
  2. (biology) A small particle (often nutrient) within a cell

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