heterometabolic

heterometabolic
adjective
(of an insect) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the nymph is essentially like the adult and there is no pupal stage
Syn: ↑heterometabolous
Similar to: ↑metamorphic
Derivationally related forms: ↑heterometaboly, ↑heterometabolism

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  • heterometabolic — het·ero·metabolic …   English syllables

  • heterometabolous — adjective (of an insect) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the nymph is essentially like the adult and there is no pupal stage • Syn: ↑heterometabolic • Similar to: ↑metamorphic • Derivationally related forms: ↑heterometaboly (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterometabolism — noun development of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage precedes maturity • Syn: ↑heterometaboly • Derivationally related forms: ↑heterometabolic (for: ↑heterometaboly), ↑heterometabolic • …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterometaboly — noun development of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage precedes maturity • Syn: ↑heterometabolism • Derivationally related forms: ↑heterometabolic, ↑heterometabolic (for: ↑heterometabolism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterometabolism — [het΄ər ō mə tab′ə liz΄əm] n. 〚 HETERO + METABOLISM〛 insect development in which the young hatch in a form very similar to the adult and then mature without a pupal stage heterometabolic [het΄ər ōmet΄ə bäl′ik] adj. heterometabolous [het΄ər ō΄mə… …   Universalium

  • heterometabolous — heterometabolism, heterometaboly, n. /het euh roh mi tab euh leuhs/, adj. Entomol. undergoing development in which the young are born adultlike in form, often maturing without a pupal stage. Also, heterometabolic /het euh roh met euh bol ik/.… …   Universalium

  • heterometabolism — [het΄ər ō mə tab′ə liz΄əm] n. [ HETERO + METABOLISM] insect development in which the young hatch in a form very similar to the adult and then mature without a pupal stage heterometabolic [het΄ər ōmet΄ə bäl′ik] adj. heterometabolous [het΄ər ō΄mə… …   English World dictionary

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