ametabolic

ametabolic

[ey-met-uh-bol-ik]
adjective Zoology.
undergoing slight or no metamorphosis.
Also, ametabolous [ey-muh-tab-uh-luhs] .


Origin:
1865–70; a-6 + metabolic

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ametabolic (əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk)
 
adj
(of certain insects) having no obvious metamorphosis

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