noun ame·tab·o·lism \¦āməˈtabəˌlizəm\

Definition of ametabolism



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

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Origin and Etymology of ametabolism

Greek ametabolos + English -ism

First Known Use: 1892

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