transubstantiation

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transubstantiation

[trans′əbstan′chē·ā′shən]
the replacement or substitution of one kind of tissue for another.

transubstantiation

(trăn″sŭb-stăn″shē-ā′shŭn) [″ + substantia, substance]
The process of replacing one tissue for another.

transubstantiation (tranˈ·sb·stanˈ·shē·āˑ·shn),

n 1., a substitution of one tissue type with another.
2., in Catholic Christianity, the doctrine that the substances of the bread and wine shared in the Eucharist (Holy Communion) are miraculously transformed into the body and blood of Christ.