Meaning of heterometabolous

het•er•o•me•tab•o•lous

Pronunciation: (het"u-rō-mi-tab'u-lus), [key]
— adj. Entomol.
  1. undergoing development in which the young are born adultlike in form, often maturing without a pupal stage.
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