hypermetamorphosis


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hypermetamorphosis

a process by which an insect goes through more than the usual number of transformations, as the larva being metamorphosed more than once.
See also: Insects
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Aphasia and amnesia have been described in nearly all patients, and most will exhibit one or more of the following: blunted affect, apathy, prosopagnosia or "psychic blindness" (the inability to distinguish among friends, relatives, and strangers), hypermetamorphosis manifested by consistent exploration of the environment and placement of objects into the mouth, bulimia, hyperactive oral behavior, and altered sexual behavior such as frequent sexual overtures and attempts at physical contact.