from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Undergoing a metamorphosis that lacks a pupal stage. Used of certain insects.
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- adj. Exhibiting hemimetabolism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Undergoing partial metamorphosis, as one of the Hemimetabola.
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- adj. (of an insect with aquatic young) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the young does not resemble the adult
hemi- + metabol(ic) + -ous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)