hemimetabolous metamorphosis


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.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • 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

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  • incomplete metamorphosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In hemimetabolous exoptergotes, the immatures differing from the adult mainly by incomplete development in the wings and genitalia and develop without quiescent state; direct metamorphosis; see complete metamorphosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • manometabola — see hemimetabolous metamorphosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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