ametabolous


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ametabolous

(ˌæmɪˈtæbələs; ˌeɪməˈtæbələs)
adj
without metamorphosis
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Adj.1.ametabolous - undergoing slight or no metamorphosisametabolous - undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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Under hemimetabolous development, an egg directly hatches into a series of discrete nymphal stages that largely resemble and give rise to the adult stage, which also can be compared to the ametabolous condition characterized by minimal developmental change.