hemimetabolous


hemi·me·tab·o·lous

adjective \ˌhe-mi-mə-ˈta-bə-ləs\

Definition of HEMIMETABOLOUS

:  characterized by incomplete metamorphosis <hemimetabolous insects> — compare holometabolous

Origin of HEMIMETABOLOUS

ultimately from Greek hemi- + metabolos changeable, from metabolē change — more at metabolism
First Known Use: 1870

hemi·me·tab·o·lous

adjective \-mə-ˈtab-ə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMIMETABOLOUS

: characterized by incomplete metamorphosis <hemimetabolous insects>—compare holometabolous

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