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Adj.1.heterometabolous - (of an insect) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the nymph is essentially like the adult and there is no pupal stage
metamorphic - characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
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In holometabolous insects with complete metamorphosis, AMPs are produced by the fat bodies [8] whereas the hemocytes act as the vital synthesizer for AMP in heterometabolous insects with incomplete metamorphosis [9].