WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
met•a•pla•sia  (met′ə plāzhə, -zhē ə),USA pronunciation n. [Pathol.]
  1. Pathologythe transformation of one type of tissue into another.
met•a•plas•tic  (met′ə plastik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • 1885–90; meta- + -plasia

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