hemimetabolism

noun
hemi·​metabolism
variants: or less commonly hemimetabole or hemimetaboly \ "+ \

Definition of hemimetabolism

: incomplete metamorphosis especially : incomplete metamorphosis in various insects with aquatic larvae in which the young does not resemble the adult

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History and Etymology for hemimetabolism

hemi- entry 1 + metabolism or metabole or metaboly

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“Hemimetabolism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemimetabolism. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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