Definition for ME-TATH'E-SIS

ME-TATH'E-SIS, n. [Gr. μεταθεσις; μετα, over, and τιθημι, to set.]

  1. Transposition; a figure by which the letters or syllables of a word are transposed; as pistris for pristis. Encyc.
  2. In medicine, a change or removal of a morbid cause, without expulsion. Coxe. Encyc.

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