hemi-metabolism

hemimetabolous

[hem-ee-mi-tab-uh-luhs]
adjective Entomology.
undergoing incomplete metamorphosis.
Also, hemimetabolic [hem-ee-met-uh-bol-ik] .


Origin:
1865–70; hemi- + metabolous

hemimetabolism, hemimetaboly, noun
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hemimetabolous

adjective
(of an insect with aquatic young) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the young does not resemble the adult 
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