incomplete metamorphosis


noun

insect development, as in the grasshopper and cricket, in which the change is gradual and characterized by the absence of a pupal stage.Compare complete metamorphosis.

Nearby words

  1. incomplete dominance,
  2. incomplete fistula,
  3. incomplete flower,
  4. incomplete foot presentation,
  5. incomplete fracture,
  6. incompletely,
  7. incompleteness,
  8. incompletion,
  9. incompliant,
  10. incomprehensibility

Also called imperfect metamorphosis, hemimetabolism.

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