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hemimetabolous

[hem-ee-mi-tab-uh-luh s] /ˌhɛm i mɪˈtæb ə ləs/
adjective, Entomology
1.
undergoing incomplete metamorphosis.
Also, hemimetabolic
[hem-ee-met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌhɛm iˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; hemi- + metabolous
Related forms
hemimetabolism, hemimetaboly, noun
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