state; process; condition
When someone or something undergoes the process of metamorphosis, there is a change in appearance, character, or even physical shape.
The best or perfect example of something is its apotheosis; likewise, this word can be used to indicate the best or highest point in someone's life or job.
sclerosis of the arterial walls
a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
(genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms
cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream
the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
(biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal
abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium
a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent
the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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