holometabolism
noun see holometabolous

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  • holometabolism — [häl΄ōmə tab′ə liz΄əm, hō΄ləmə tab′ə liz΄əm] n. COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS holometabolous adj. * * * hol·o·me·tab·o·lism (hŏl ō mə tăbʹə lĭz əm, hō lō ) n. See complete metamorphosis.   hol o·me·tabʹo·lous adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • holometabolism — [häl΄ōmə tab′ə liz΄əm, hō΄ləmə tab′ə liz΄əm] n. COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS holometabolous adj …   English World dictionary

  • Holometabolism — For the taxonomic group, see Holometabola. Hymenoptera holometabolism Holometabolism, also called complete metamorphism, is a term applied to insect groups to describe the specific kind of insect development which includes four life stages as an… …   Wikipedia

  • holometabolism — noun The complete metamorphosis of an insect See Also: holometabolic, holometabolous …   Wiktionary

  • holometabolism — holo·metabolism …   English syllables

  • holometabolism — /ˌhɒloʊməˈtæbəlɪzəm/ (say .holohmuh tabuhlizuhm) noun Entomology complete metamorphosis in insects. –holometabolic /ˌhɒloʊmɛtəˈbɒlik/ (say .holohmetuh boleek), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • holometabolism — noun complete metamorphosis in insects • Syn: ↑holometaboly • Derivationally related forms: ↑holometabolous (for: ↑holometaboly), ↑holometabolic, ↑holometabolous …   Useful english dictionary

  • holometabolous — holometabolism, holometaboly, n. /hol oh mi tab euh leuhs, hoh loh /, adj. Entomol. undergoing complete metamorphosis. Also, holometabolic /hol oh met euh bol ik, hoh loh /. [1865 70; HOLO + Gk metabólos; see METABOLISM, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • holometabolous — adjective (of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis • Syn: ↑holometabolic • Similar to: ↑metamorphic • Derivationally related forms: ↑holometaboly, ↑holometabolism, ↑holometabolism ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • holometaboly — noun complete metamorphosis in insects • Syn: ↑holometabolism • Derivationally related forms: ↑holometabolous, ↑holometabolic (for: ↑holometabolism), ↑holometabolous ( …   Useful english dictionary

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