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hemimetabolism

[hem-ee-muh-tab-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌhɛm i məˈtæb əˌlɪz əm/
noun, Entomology.
Origin of hemimetabolism
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; hemi- + metabolism
Related forms
hemimetabolic
[hem-ee-met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌhɛm iˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
hemimetabolous
[hem-ee-muh-tab-uh-luh s] /ˌhɛm i məˈtæb ə ləs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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