noun[mass noun] Physiology
Abnormal change in the nature of a tissue: intestinal metaplasia
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- The remaining 9 cases showed the coexistence of antral-type metaplasia, intestinal metaplasia, and dysplasia in the same specimen.
- The antral mucosa showed pancreatic acinar cell metaplasia and intestinal metaplasia.
- The existence of gastric lymphoma and intestinal metaplasia was observed in the same or different tissue fragments in most endoscopic biopsies.
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- The differential diagnosis of breast tumors with abundant cartilaginous and osseous metaplasia includes metaplastic carcinoma.
- Extensive squamous metaplasia was seen within many of the glands, and in several areas there was central necrosis of the metaplastic epithelium.
- The biopsies demonstrated both metaplastic squamous and benign respiratory epithelium with acute inflammation and no evidence of malignancy.
Late 19th century: modern Latin, from German Metaplase, based on Greek metaplassein 'mould into a new form'.
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