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]


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