Ametabolic
Ametabolic A*met`a*bol"ic, Ametabolous Am`e*tab"o*lous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Not undergoing any metamorphosis; as, ametabolic insects. Opposite of {metabolic}. [1913 Webster]

2. undergoing only slight metamorphosis [WordNet 1.5]


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  • ametabolic — adj. [Gr. a, without; metabole, change] Without metamorphosis; ametamorphic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ametabolic — /ay met euh bol ik/, adj. Zool. undergoing slight or no metamorphosis. Also, ametabolous /ay meuh tab euh leuhs/. [1865 70; A 6 + METABOLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ametabolic — amet·a·bol·ic …   English syllables

  • ametabolic — adjective 1. undergoing slight or no metamorphosis • Syn: ↑ametabolous • Ant: ↑metabolic • Topics: ↑zoology, ↑zoological science 2. undergoing no (or only slight) metamorphosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • ametabolic metamorphosis — nonmetamorphic onmetamorphic adj. 1. not metamorphic. Opposite of {metamorphic}. [Narrower terms: {ametabolic metamorphosis)}] [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Geol.) not produced by metamorphosis. {metamorphic} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ametabolous — Ametabolic A*met a*bol ic, Ametabolous Am e*tab o*lous, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Not undergoing any metamorphosis; as, ametabolic insects. Opposite of {metabolic}. [1913 Webster] 2. undergoing only slight metamorphosis [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ametabolous — adjective undergoing slight or no metamorphosis • Syn: ↑ametabolic • Ant: ↑metabolic (for: ↑ametabolic) • Topics: ↑zoology, ↑zoological science …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonmetamorphic — onmetamorphic adj. 1. not metamorphic. Opposite of {metamorphic}. [Narrower terms: {ametabolic metamorphosis)}] [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Geol.) not produced by metamorphosis. {metamorphic} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cryptobiosis — For the Doctor Who audio play, see Cryptobiosis (Doctor Who audio). v · dormancy topics …   Wikipedia

  • metabolic — adjective 1. of or relating to metabolism (Freq. 1) metabolic rate • Pertains to noun: ↑metabolism • Derivationally related forms: ↑metabolism 2. undergoing metamorphosis • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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