ametabolic

[ey-met-uh-bol-ik]
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adjective Zoology.

undergoing slight or no metamorphosis.

Also a·me·tab·o·lous [ey-muh-tab-uh-luh s] /ˌeɪ məˈtæb ə ləs/.

Origin of ametabolic

First recorded in 1865–70; a-6 + metabolic
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ametabolic

adjective

(of certain insects) having no obvious metamorphosis
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