Meaning of metastasize
Pronunciation: (mu-tas'tu-sīz"), [key]
— -sized, -siz•ing.
- (of malignant cells or disease-producing organisms) to spread to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces.
- to spread injuriously: Street gangs have metastasized in our city.
- to transform, esp. into a dangerous form: The KGB metastasized after the fall of the Soviet Union. Truth metastasized into lurid fantasy.
- metastasize (Thesaurus)