ame·​tab·​o·​lism | \ ¦āməˈtabəˌlizəm \
plural -s

Definition of ametabolism

: development without or with minimal metamorphosis (as in the Ametabola) — compare holometabolism

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First Known Use of ametabolism

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ametabolism

Greek ametabolos + English -ism

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“Ametabolism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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