Ametabola

plural noun

Ame·​tab·​o·​la
ˌāməˈtabələ
: a group of insects that includes certain primitive orders (as Thysanura) that undergo an inconspicuous metamorphosis
ametabolian
¦āˌmetəbōlēən
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek ametabolos unchanged

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ametabola was in 1823

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“Ametabola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ametabola. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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