hemimetabola

Hemimetabola

Hem`i*me*tab"o*la\, n. pl. [NL. See Hemi-, and Metabola.] (Zo["o]l.) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.
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hemimetabola

noun
subclass of insects characterized by gradual and usually incomplete metamorphosis [syn: Exopterygota
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