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hemimetabolism

[hem-ee-muh-tab-uh-liz-uh m]
noun Entomology.
  1. incomplete metamorphosis.
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Origin of hemimetabolism

First recorded in 1885–90; hemi- + metabolism
Related formshem·i·met·a·bol·ic [hem-ee-met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌhɛm iˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/ adjectivehem·i·me·tab·o·lous [hem-ee-muh-tab-uh-luh s] /ˌhɛm i məˈtæb ə ləs/ adjective
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