plural noun Ame·tab·o·la \ˌāməˈtabələ\

Definition of Ametabola

  1. :  a group of insects that includes certain primitive orders (as Thysanura) that undergo an inconspicuous metamorphosis


\¦āˌmetəbōlēən\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ametabola

New Latin, from Greek ametabolos unchanged

First Known Use: 1823

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to cast off or become cast off

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