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  • adj. Alternative form of ametabolic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ametabolic; not subject to metamorphosis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. undergoing slight or no metamorphosis


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