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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Insects which undergo incomplete or partial metamorphosis; a subclass or superorder of hexapod insects, including a series intermediate between Ametabola on the one hand and Metabola on the other.

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

  • n. subclass of insects characterized by gradual and usually incomplete metamorphosis

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