[ hol-oh-mi-tab-uh-luhs, hoh-loh- ]
/ ˌhɒl oʊ mɪˈtæb ə ləs, ˌhoʊ loʊ- /
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undergoing complete metamorphosis.
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Also hol·o·met·a·bol·ic [hol-oh-met-uh-bol-ik, hoh-loh-]. /ˌhɒl oʊˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk, ˌhoʊ loʊ-/.
OTHER WORDS FROM holometaboloushol·o·me·tab·o·lism, hol·o·me·tab·o·ly, noun
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Holometabolous: having a complete transformation; with egg, larval, pupal and adult stages distinctly separated.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith