|1.||[ noun ] a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances|
: "the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting"
|Related terms:||revision metamorphose|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals|
|Related terms:||organic_process holometabolism hemimetabolism|
|3.||[ noun ] a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft|