noun het·ero·metabolism \"+\
variants: less commonly



Definition of heterometabolism

of insects

  1. :  development with incomplete or direct metamorphosis in which the young nymph is fundamentally like the adult and no pupal stage precedes maturity —distinguished from holometabolism — compare hemimetabolism

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Origin and Etymology of heterometabolism

heter- + metabolism or metaboly

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capable of being understood in two ways

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