[ mˌɛtəsɪˈiːsɪs], [ mˌɛtəsɪˈiːsɪs], [ m_ˌɛ_t_ə_s_ɪ__ˈiː_s_ɪ_s]
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Metacyesis (Greek: "change of form") is a property of life whereby a sub-group of a living organism may change its morphology or physiology to match the environment in which it lives. It is a fundamental feature of all life and is a prerequisite for existence. Inevitably, metacyesis allows a life form to establish and perpetuate itself in changing environments, whether those environments are more favourable or less favourable.
Metacyesis is a natural process used by life forms to adapt to their surroundings.
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