from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Those insects which have a complete metamorphosis; metabola.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The series of hexapod or true insects which are holometabolic; the Aphaniptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Strepsiptera, Ncuroptera, and Coleoptera. Also called Metabola.

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  • n. insects that undergo complete metamorphosis


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  • A phylogenetic analysis revealed that HEX 110 is located at the most basal position among the holometabola hexamerins, and like HEX 70a and HEX 70c, it shares potential orthology relationship with hexamerins from other hymenopteran species.

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  • At creation creatures that were to become pathogens, parasites, and predators: had dual gene sets: (such as in holometabola: larva, pupa, and adult) one gene set for benign morphology and behavior (sinless contingency) and one for malignant morphology and behavior (Fall contingency) with only the benign genes sets expressed prior to the Fall. had malignant morphological gene sets expressed for an imminent preordained (or fore-known)



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