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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or undergoing holometabolism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a complete metamorphosis; -- said of certain insects, as the butterflies and bees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Undergoing complete metamorphosis or entire transformation, as an insect: the opposite of ametabolic: correlated with hemimetabolic. See holophanerous. Also holometabolian, holometabolous.

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

  • adj. (of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis


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