ametabolism


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ametabolism

(eɪmɪˈtæbəlɪzəm)
n
a form of growth or life cycle with little or no metamorphosis
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Halvorson (1961) early adopted Keilin's terminology but emphasized that "among various forms that exhibit reduced metabolism to a remarkable degree, there is no sharp dividing line between a state of hypometabolism and ametabolism. Halvorson (1961) emphasized that "in dealing with the state of cryptobiosis .