HyperDic: heterometaboly

English > 1 sense of the word heterometaboly:
NOUNprocessheterometaboly, heterometabolismdevelopment of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage / stage precedes maturity
English > heterometaboly: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningDevelopment of insects with incomplete metamorphosis in which no pupal stage / stage precedes maturity.
Synonymheterometabolism
Broadermetamorphosis, metabolismThe marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
Adjectivesheterometabolic(of an insect) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the nymph is essentially like the adult and there is no pupal stage / stage

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