Definition of Metabola

1. Noun. Insects that undergo complete metamorphosis.

Exact synonyms: Holometabola
Generic synonyms: Insect



Definition of Metabola

1. n. A change or mutation; a change of disease, symptoms, or treatment.

2. n. pl. A comprehensive group of insects, including those that undegro a metamorphosis.

Definition of Metabola

1. Noun. (plural) (entomology) Insects that metamorphose. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A change or mutation of disease, symptoms, or treatment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Metabola

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1. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"SUB-CLASS A. metabola ; or Insects undergoing a Metamorphosis. ORDER I.—COLEOPTERA, OR BEETLES. 696. The insects composing this Order, all of which are ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"In some systems the metabola are regarded as a subclass of ... (a) Undergoing complete metamorphosis, as an insect; of or pertaining to the metabola. ..."

3. The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology by James Samuelson, William Crookes (1880)
"The Hexapods, or true insects, may be divided into two classes—the higher (metabola) comprising the Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, and Diptera; and the lower ..."

4. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1881)
"In the metabola, as the higher of these two groups, the differentiation of ... In conformity with this, the nervous system in the metabola, as also in the ..."

5. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation by Robert Chambers, Alexander Ireland (1884)
"... few herbaceous flowering plants from which the Butterflies and Bees could derive their nourishment." "Among the metabola we first meet with the Flies. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1896)
"... arachnids, and myriapods—appear simultaneously in the Carboniferous strata. The metabola are then later in time and more perfect in development than the ..."

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