heterometabolous

[het-uh-roh-mi-tab-uh-luh s]

adjective Entomology.

undergoing development in which the young are born adultlike in form, often maturing without a pupal stage.

Nearby words

  1. heterology,
  2. heterolysis,
  3. heteromeric,
  4. heteromeric cell,
  5. heteromerous,
  6. heterometaplasia,
  7. heterometric autoregulation,
  8. heterometropia,
  9. heteromorphic,
  10. heteromorphosis

Also het·er·o·met·a·bol·ic [het-uh-roh-met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌhɛt ə roʊˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/.

Origin of heterometabolous


Related formshet·er·o·me·tab·o·lism, het·er·o·me·tab·o·ly, noun

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