HyperDic: holometaboly

English > 1 sense of the word holometaboly:
NOUNprocessholometaboly, holometabolismcomplete metamorphosis in insects
English > holometaboly: 1 sense > noun 1, process
Meaningcomplete metamorphosis in insects.
Categoryinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
Broadermetamorphosis, metabolismThe marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
Spanishholometabolía, holometabolismo
Adjectivesholometabolous(of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis

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