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  1. metamorphosis

    • IPA[ˌmedəˈmôrfəsəs]

    美式

    • n.
      (in an insect or amphibian) the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages;a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means
    • noun: metamorphosis, plural noun: metamorphoses

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. (in an insect or amphibian) the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages the persistence of the larval tail during metamorphosis in insects with a complete metamorphosis the wings arise from thickenings of the epidermis
    • a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means his metamorphosis from presidential candidate to talk-show host
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    • IPA[ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəsɪs]

    英式

    • n.
      (in an insect or amphibian) the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult ... the persistence of the larval tail during metamorphosis in insects with a complete metamorphosis the wings arise from thickenings of the epidermis

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