adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek hol- + metabolor changeable, from metabolē change — more at metabolism Date: 1870 characterized by complete metamorphosis <
holometabolous insects
— compare hemimetabolousholometabolism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • holometabolous — Pertaining to a member of the Holometabola, a series of insect orders in which complex or complete metamorphosis is found. [holo + G. metabole, change] * * * ho·lo·me·tab·o·lous .hō lō mə tab ə ləs, .häl ō adj having complete metamorphosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • holometabolous — Of an insect, a species with a marked change in body plan from larval to pupa to adult.. Examples: flies and wasps. (cf. hemimetabolous.) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 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 — holo·metabolous …   English syllables

  • holometabolous — hol•o•me•tab•o•lous [[t]ˌhɒl oʊ mɪˈtæb ə ləs, ˌhoʊ loʊ [/t]] also hol•o•met•a•bol•ic [[t] ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk[/t]] adj. ent (of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis hol o•me•tab′o•lism, hol o•me•tab′o•ly, n …   From formal English to slang

  • holometabolous — An insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis to the adult from a morphologically distinct larval stage …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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

  • holometabolous development — holometabolous development. См. развитие с полным 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.

  • holometabolous metamorphosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Metamorphosis with a larva, pupa and adult; complete metamorphosis; see paurometabolous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • развитие с полным превращением — holometabolous development развитие с полным превращением. Тип развития, свойственный эволюционно более молодым отрядам насекомых (чешуекрылым, двукрылым и др.), включающее морфологически резко различающиеся стадии личинку, куколку и имаго.… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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