Metabola

plural noun
Me·​tab·​o·​la | \mə̇ˈtabələ\

Definition of Metabola 

in some classifications

: a division of Insecta comprising insects that undergo a metamorphosis

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History and Etymology for Metabola

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

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