Definition of Holometabolism

1. Noun. Complete metamorphosis in insects.

Exact synonyms: Holometaboly
Category relationships: Insect
Generic synonyms: Metabolism, Metamorphosis
Derivative terms: Holometabolic, Holometabolous, Holometabolous



Definition of Holometabolism

1. Noun. The complete metamorphosis of an insect ¹

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Definition of Holometabolism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holometabolism

hologynic
hologynies
hologyny
holohedra
holohedral
holohedron
holohedry
holohemihedral
holoimage
holoimages
holokinetic
holomastigote
holometabola
holometabolic
holometabolism (current term)
holometabolisms
holometabolous
holometabolous metamorphosis
holometaboly
holometer
holometers
holomiantic
holomictic
holomorph
holomorphic
holomorphically
holomorphicity
holomorphies
holomorphism

Literary usage of Holometabolism

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It has been previously remarked that the phenomena of holometabolism are connected with the development of wings inside the body (except in the case of the ..."

2. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"With the Coleoptera, however, the case is different, and it seems more probable that their holometabolism has been acquired quite independently of that of ..."

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