Definition of Hemimetabola

1. Noun. Subclass of insects characterized by gradual and usually incomplete metamorphosis.

Exact synonyms: Exopterygota, Subclass Exopterygota
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Generic synonyms: Class



Definition of Hemimetabola

1. n. pl. Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.

Medical Definition of Hemimetabola

1. Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis. Origin: NL. See Hemi-, and Metabola. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemimetabola

hemiketal
hemiketals
hemilabile
hemilaminectomy
hemilaryngectomy
hemilateral
hemilateral chorea
hemileptic
hemilesion
hemilingual
hemimacroglossia
hemimandibulectomy
hemimegaloencephaly
hemimellitic
hemimetabola (current term)
hemimetabolic
hemimetabolism
hemimetabolous
hemimetaboly
hemimetamorphic
hemimetamorphosis
hemimetamorphous
hemimethylated
hemimethylated DNA
hemimicelle
hemimicelles
hemimorphic
hemimorphism
hemimorphisms

Literary usage of Hemimetabola

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The hemimetabola.—The three orders in which the development is a hemimetabolous one are grouped together as the H ..."

2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"hemimetabola. Larva aquatic; imago with wings never folded; hind wings the smaller or lost; antennae subulate; mouth-parts rudimentary. ..."

3. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"The number of molts and consequent opportunities for change which occur, varies in different hemimetabola. There may be only two or three in some kinds: ..."

4. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"hemimetabola. The young stage differs from the imago, not only in the absence of wings, but also in the presence of provisional (larval) organs. ..."

5. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"The hemimetabola include three principal orders, of which one, the Rhynchota, including the Bugs and ..."

6. A Manual of Zoology for the Use of Students: With a General Introd. on the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1887)
"In the hemimetabola, the " larva," though of course much smaller than the adult, or " imago," differs from it in little else except in the absence of wings. ..."

7. A Manual of Zoology by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1870)
"By some, however, this division is entirely rejected, and the three orders in question are placed amongst the hemimetabola, or even grouped with the ..."

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