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Definition of the adjective ametabolous

What does ametabolous mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. undergoing slight or no metamorphosis

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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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) ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1901)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

du:á,30Zoo, unchangeable: see ametabolous.] In zoöl., insects which do not undergo metamor|' In Macleay's system of classification, a term orrowed from W. E. Leach to designate a subclass of Insecta by which the myriapodous, ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1897)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge, with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

An order of apterous ametabolous insects, containing the lowest or most generalized types of ...

Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1888)

(based on Mayne's Lexicon) by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick

See Ametabolous and Metabolous. Hemimoerion. {'H wtiolpiou, a half.) Same as Hemimorion. Hemimorion. (Hpip6piov □ y,,uni--, half; popiou, a part.) Old term, applied by Erotianus, in the same manner as Hcmidrach- mon ; but, also, ...

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