hemimetabolous[-mə tab′ə ləs]
hemimetabolous definition by Webster's New World
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
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- hemimetabolism noun
hemimetabolous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Undergoing a metamorphosis that lacks a pupal stage. Used of certain insects.
Origin: hemi- + metabol(ic) + -ous.
- hemˌi·me·tabˈo·lism noun