Definition of Holometabolic

1. Adjective. (of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis.

Exact synonyms: Holometabolous
Similar to: Metamorphic
Derivative terms: Holometabolism, Holometabolism, Holometaboly



Definition of Holometabolic

1. a. Having a complete metamorphosis; -- said of certain insects, as the butterflies and bees.

Definition of Holometabolic

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or undergoing holometabolism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Holometabolic

1. Having a complete metamorphosis;-said of certain insects, as the butterflies and bees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holometabolic

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

Literary usage of Holometabolic

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The value of this evidence from position is made apparent when the development of the imaginai mouth structures in holometabolic insects with biting mouths, ..."

2. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1899)
"Among the other holometabolic insects, on the other hand, many or most of the larval organs remain functional during the metamorphosis, hence there is but ..."

3. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"The two remaining orders, the Coleoptera and Diptera, are very highly specialized, both being holometabolic, and the temptation is to look for their ..."

4. Anatomy of the Invertebrata by Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1874)
"(1) The- first occur chiefly with the larvae of holometabolic Insecta ; and the second with Insecta in their perfect state. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In the typical complete or holometabolic insects, .exemplified by beetles, the Lepidoptera, flies, etc., the pupa stage is marked by quiescence and rest, ..."

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