Hemimetabola

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hemimetabola subclass of insects characterized by gradual and usually incomplete metamorphosis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Hemimetabola (Zoöl) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hemimetabola Insects which undergo incomplete or partial metamorphosis; a subclass or superorder of hexapod insects, including a series intermediate between Ametabola on the one hand and Metabola on the other. The group is sometimes used as conterminous with Hemiptera in a broad sense, and is then divided into Hemiptera. Heteroptera, and Thysanoptera; or it is extended to cover the three usual orders Hemiptera, Orthoptera, and Pseudoneuroptera. Also called Homomorpha.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Hemi-, and Metabola