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incomplete metamorphosis

[ in-kuhm-pleetmet-uh-mawr-fuh-sis ]
/ 瑟n k蓹m藞plit m蓻t 蓹藞m蓴r f蓹 s瑟s /
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noun
insect development, as in the grasshopper and cricket, in which the change is gradual and characterized by the absence of a pupal stage.
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Also called im路per路fect met路a路mor路pho路sis, [im-pur-fikt met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis] /瑟m藞p蓽r f瑟kt m蓻t 蓹藞m蓴r f蓹 s瑟s/ hemimetabolism .

Origin of incomplete metamorphosis

First recorded in 1770鈥75
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