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HETEROMETABOLIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does heterometabolic mean? 

HETEROMETABOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective HETEROMETABOLIC has 1 sense:

1. (of an insect) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the nymph is essentially like the adult and there is no pupal stage

  Familiarity information: HETEROMETABOLIC used as an adjective is very rare.


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HETEROMETABOLIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of an insect) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the nymph is essentially like the adult and there is no pupal stage

Synonyms:

heterometabolic; heterometabolous

Similar:

metamorphic (characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance)


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