ametabolic


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ametabolic

(əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk)
adj
(Zoology) (of certain insects) having no obvious metamorphosis
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Adj.1.ametabolic - undergoing slight or no metamorphosisametabolic - undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
metabolous, metabolic - undergoing metamorphosis
2.ametabolic - undergoing no (or only slight) metamorphosis
nonmetamorphic - not metamorphic
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Caption: FIGURE 2: PET scan identifies costophrenic lung mass as peripherally hypermetabolic with relatively ametabolic central region, likely cavitation from necrosis (max SUV 3.9).
Dietz, "Prevalence of ametabolic syndrome phenotype in adolescents: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994," Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, vol.157, no.8, pp.821-827, 2003.
Valtysson et al., "Ametabolic threshold of irreversible ischemia demonstrated by PET in a middle cerebral artery occlusion--reperfusion primate model," Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, vol.