Metabola

plural noun

Me·​tab·​o·​la
mə̇ˈtabələ
in some classifications
: a division of Insecta comprising insects that undergo a metamorphosis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from neuter plural of Greek metabolos changeable, from metaballein to change, from meta- + ballein to throw

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“Metabola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Metabola. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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