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ametabolic

[ey-met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌeɪ mɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective, Zoology
1.
undergoing slight or no metamorphosis.
Also, ametabolous
[ey-muh-tab-uh-luh s] /ˌeɪ məˈtæb ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; a-6 + metabolic
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British Dictionary definitions for ametabolous

ametabolic

/əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
(of certain insects) having no obvious metamorphosis
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