One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Grammar. Usually with reference to classical languages: the alteration of a word by addition, removal, or transposition of letters or syllables; an instance of this.
2Rhetoric. The transposition of words from their usual or natural order. Now rare.
Originally: the granular (as opposed to the hyaline) portion of cytoplasm, containing various inclusions. Later also: granular substance within a nucleus, especially that of a plant oocyte or ovum.
Old English. From post-classical Latin metaplasmus (3rd cent.; recorded in classical Latin authors as a Greek word) from Hellenistic Greek μεταπλασμός from ancient Greek μετα- + -πλασμός, after μεταπλάσσειν to model differently, remould<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Bennett (1833–1902), botanist and publisher. From German Metaplasma from meta- + -plasma.
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