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transmutation

 [trans″mu-ta´shun]
1. evolutionary change of one species into another.
2. the change of one chemical element into another.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trans·mu·ta·tion

(trans'myū-tā'shŭn),
A change; transformation.
Synonym(s): conversion (1)
[L. transmuto, pp. -atus, to change, transmute]
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trans·mu·ta·tion

(trans'myū-tā'shŭn)
A change; transformation.
Synonym(s): conversion (1) .
[L. transmuto, pp. -atus, to change, transmute]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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