holometabolic

holometabolous

[hol-oh-mi-tab-uh-luhs, hoh-loh-]
adjective Entomology.
undergoing complete metamorphosis.
Also, holometabolic [hol-oh-met-uh-bol-ik, hoh-loh-] .


Origin:
1865–70; holo- + Greek metabólos; see metabolism, -ous

holometabolism, holometaboly, noun
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holometabolic

adjective
(of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis 
holometabolous

adjective
(of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis [syn: holometabolic
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