1. [ noun ] a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
Synonyms: transfiguration

: "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
Synonyms: metabolism
Related terms: organic_process holometabolism hemimetabolism
3. [ noun ] a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
Related terms: transformation
Similar spelling:   metamorphose