holometabolous

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adjective ho·lo·me·tab·o·lous \ˌhō-lō-mə-ˈta-bə-ləs, ˌhä-\

Definition of holometabolous

  1. :  characterized by complete metamorphosis holometabolous insects — compare hemimetabolous

holometabolism

play \ˌhō-lō-mə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm, ˌhä-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of holometabolous

ultimately from Greek hol- + metabolor changeable, from metabolē change — more at metabolism


Medical Dictionary

holometabolous

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adjective ho·lo·me·tab·o·lous \ˌhō-lō-mə-ˈtab-ə-ləs, ˌhäl-ō-\

Medical Definition of holometabolous

  1. :  having complete metamorphosis holometabolous insects—compare hemimetabolous

holometabolism

\-ˌliz-əm\play noun

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