hemimetabolous

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hem·i·me·tab·o·lism

 (hĕm′ē-mə-tăb′ə-lĭz′əm)
[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.

hemimetabolous

(ˌhɛmiːmɪˈtæbələs)
adj
(Zoology) (of insects) relating to incomplete metamorphosis
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Adj.1.hemimetabolous - (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