hemimetabolous
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek hemi- + metabolos changeable, from metabolē change — more at metabolism Date: 1870 characterized by incomplete metamorphosis <
hemimetabolous insects
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— compare holometabolous

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  • hemimetabolous — [hem΄ēmet΄ə bäl′ikhem΄ēmə tab′ə ləs] adj. designating or of a group of insect orders in which the juvenile stages are aquatic without a pupal stage, and in which the young differ considerably from the adults: also hemimetabolic [hem΄ēmet΄ə… …   English World dictionary

  • hemimetabolous — Pertaining to a member of the series of insect orders, the Hemimetabola, in which simple or incomplete metamorphosis is found. [hemi + G. metabole, change] * * * hemi·me·tab·o·lous mə tab ə ləs adj characterized by incomplete metamorphosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • hemimetabolous — Of an insect, a species without any marked change in body plan from larval to adult, apart from the development of wings. Examples: grasshoppers and crickets. (cf. holometabolous.) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hemimetabolous — hemimetabolism, hemimetaboly, n. /hem ee mi tab euh leuhs/, adj. Entomol. undergoing incomplete metamorphosis. Also, hemimetabolic /hem ee met euh bol ik/. [1865 70; HEMI + METABOLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemimetabolous — hemi·metabolous …   English syllables

  • hemimetabolous — adjective (of an insect with aquatic young) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the young does not resemble the adult • Syn: ↑hemimetabolic, ↑hemimetamorphous, ↑hemimetamorphic • Similar to: ↑metamorphic • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemimetabolous development — hemimetabolous development. См. развитие с неполным превращением. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hemimetabolous metamorphosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Simple or gradual metamorphosis in which the nymphs are generally similar in body form to the adults, but resemble the adults more with each instar …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • развитие с неполным превращением — hemimetabolous development развитие с неполным превращением. Развитие путем последовательных линек без прохождения морфологически резко дифференцированных стадий, свойственное более примитивным отрядам насекомых (стрекозы, равнокрылые и др.), при …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hemimetabolic — adjective (of an insect with aquatic young) undergoing incomplete metamorphosis in which the young does not resemble the adult • Syn: ↑hemimetabolous, ↑hemimetamorphous, ↑hemimetamorphic • Similar to: ↑metamorphic • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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