ametabolous metamorphosis


ametabolous metamorphosis
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Insects whose eggs hatch into nymphs closely resembling the adult form, differing only in size and life stages; without metamorphosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • 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 — ame·tab·o·lous (a″mə tabґə ləs) not undergoing metamorphosis …   Medical dictionary

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  • Insect physiology — includes the physiology and biochemistry of insect organ systems. Although diverse, insects are quite similar in overall design, internally and externally. The insect is made up of three main body regions (tagmata), the head, thorax and abdomen.… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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


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