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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 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 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 previewThe 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, ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Ametabolous: The insects which develop without ...

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

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 ...

Google previewChoice 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, ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

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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