ametabolic

[ ey-met-uh-bol-ik ]
/ ˌeɪ mɛt əˈbɒl ɪk /
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adjective Zoology.

undergoing slight or no metamorphosis.

Nearby words

  1. ames test,
  2. amesace,
  3. amesbury,
  4. amesha spenta,
  5. ameslan,
  6. amethyst,
  7. ametria,
  8. ametrometer,
  9. ametropia,
  10. amex

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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British Dictionary definitions for ametabolic

ametabolic

/ (əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk) /

adjective

(of certain insects) having no obvious metamorphosis
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