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metamorphose

(mĕt′ə-môr′fōz′, -fōs′)
v. metamor·phosed, metamor·phosing, metamor·phoses
v.tr.
1. To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform: "His eyes turned bloodshot, and he was metamorphosed into a raging fiend" (Jack London).
2. To cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism.
v.intr.
1. To be changed or transformed: "the man whom he would be if he could become, metamorphose into, the lover, the husband" (William Faulkner).
2. To undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism.
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Just before the mass die-off, a tank containing 5,000 recently metamorphosed frogs had been emptied, and the population placed in three other tanks along with other frogs that had metamorphosed during the same week.
For the larvae used in Experiment I, for example, only about 10% of the larvae that were subsampled on 17 May 2000 (Experiment Ia) metamorphosed in 10 [micro]M chlorpromazine within the first 6 h of exposure.
17) After the flood, as Ovid tells, the only human beings to survive were Deucalion and Pyrrha, who, praying to the goddess Themis, were told to toss behind them the stones of the earth, which would then be metamorphosed into human beings.
At once a sociopolitical fable and a love story, the novel is narrated from a mud puddle by a masseuse in a beauty parlor who has metamorphosed into a pig and whose increased appetite for food and sex leads to a series of bizarre, often farcical, escapades.
His blood, gushing forth from beneath the rock, was metamorphosed by Galatea into a river bearing his name (Acis or Acinius--the modern river Jaci).
Ocyroe, too, seems to be metamorphosed in punishment for speaking too much, although, like the crow and the raven, she speaks the truth.
The sedimentary rocks have been metamorphosed to biotite hornfels around the contact of the intrusive.
Gorbachev, who insists he remains a committed socialist, has metamorphosed into an all-purpose internationalist promoting a range of world-government related issues from his leftist think tank, the Gorbachev Foundation.
Three men in skivvies suggested living statuary in the semi-darkness, as the company's founder, Kinya "Zulu" Tsuruyama, metamorphosed from priestly figure into a faceless monster in brown chenille, menacing the trio by redefining the stage space with an endless rope.
After the caterpillars metamorphosed, the butterflies had larger front wings than butterflies from untreated caterpillars.
Elizabethan religious warfare is metamorphosed into an eroticized amours, even though the masque stages continuity between "ancient worthies of these famous isles" and those modern heroes whom they foreshadow.