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Definition of metamorphosis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    metamorphosis

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈmɔrfəsəs//
     
    (pl. metamorphoses
    NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈmɔrfəsiz//
     
    )
    [countable, uncountable] (formal)
     
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  1. 1a process in which someone or something changes completely into something different synonym transformation
  2. 2 the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly She had undergone an amazing metamorphosis from awkward schoolgirl to beautiful woman.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metamorphosis