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hol·o·me·tab·o·lism

 (hŏl′ō-mə-tăb′ə-lĭz′əm, hō′lō-)
[From New Latin Holometabola, former taxonomic group comprising the insects that undergo complete metamorphosis : Greek holo-, holo- + metabolos, changeable (from metaballein, to change; see metabolism).]

hol′o·met′a·bol′ic (-mĕt′ə-bŏl′ĭk), hol′o·me·tab′o·lous (-mə-tăb′ə-ləs) adj.

holometabolic

(ˌhɒləʊˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk)
adj
(Zoology) having or undergoing holometabolism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.holometabolic - (of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis
metamorphic - characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance