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Definition of the adjective ametabolous
What does ametabolous mean as an attribute of a noun?
- undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
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by Robert Alan Lewis
ameliorative ametabolous development ameliorative. able or tending to ameliorate. amendment, la: change or alteration. Ib: revision. Ic: addition. Id: ( legislative) act, bill, reform, or rider, soil amendment, la: any material added to soil to improve ...
Encyclopedia of Entomology (2008)
by John L. Capinera
Ametabolous. Organisms that do not display the process of metamorphosis. In ametabolous organisms there is little change in body form during growth and molting. >• Metamorphosis ...
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
AMETABOLOUS Adj. (Greek, a = without + metabole = change + -ous = possessing quality of.) Pertaining to a form of development that lacks Metamorphosis. Specifically, Ametaboly characteristic of Apterygota in which adult closely resembles ...
A Dictionary of Biology (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine
ametabolous 24 environment for possible carcinogenic activity (see xenobiotic). The chemical is applied to plates inoculated with a special mutant strain of bacteria, usually Salmonella typhimurium, that require the amino acid histidine for ...
Encyclopedia of Insects (2009)
by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé
Ametabolous means development with the major change being an increase in size until sexually mature. The number of molts is indefinite, and molting may continue throughout life; it is found in Apterygota (excluding the Protura) ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)
duetáñozoc, unchangeable: see ametabolous.] In zoöl., insects which do not undergo metamor£ In Macleay's £ of classification, a term Morrowed from W. E. Leach to designate a subclass of Insecta by which the myriapodous, ...
by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava
Ametabolous: The insects which develop without ...
by Frank J. Dye
ametabolous insects, e.g., springtails and mayflies, that have no larval stage and undergo direct development. AMF formerly known as AMH. See: anti-Müllerian factor. AMH See: anti-Müllerian duct hormone. amino acids the building blocks of ...
Choice Dictionary of Biology (2010)
by Sanjay Yadav
ametabolous:1. describing insect development in which there is no metamorphosis and immature stages appear very similar to the adults, except that they lack genitalia. 2. occurs in silverfish. ammocoete: filter-feeding larva of lamprey, ...
by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott
see ametabolous, metamorphosis, epimorphosis. anandric a. [Gr. an, without; aner, man] ...
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1T1A1B3O1L1O1U1S1
The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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