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heterometabolous

[het-uh-roh-mi-tab-uh-luh s]
adjective Entomology.
  1. undergoing development in which the young are born adultlike in form, often maturing without a pupal stage.
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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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