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[From New Latin Hēmimetabola, former taxonomic group comprising the insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis : Greek hēmi-, hemi- + metabolos, changeable (from metaballein, to change; see metabolism).]
hem′i·met′a·bol′ic (-mĕt′əbôl′ĭk), hem′i·me·tab′o·lous (-ə-ləs) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||hemimetabolic - (of an insect with aquatic young) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the young does not resemble the adult|
metamorphic - characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
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