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metathesis
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 3
1. Transposition, as of the letters or syllables of a word; as, pistris for pristis; meagre for meager.
3. The act, process, or result of exchange, substitution, or replacement of atoms and radicals; thus, by metathesis an acid gives up all or part of its hydrogen, takes on an equivalent amount of a metal or base, and forms a salt.
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