paurometabolous

paurometabolous
paurometabolous [pô΄rō mə tab′ə ləs]
adj.
[< Gr pauros, small (< IE base * pōu-: see FEW) + metabolos, changeable < metabolē, change: see METABOLISM]
designating or of a group of insect orders, as orthopterans or hemipterans, in which metamorphosis to the adult state from the juvenile state is gradual and without any sudden, radical change of body form: also paurometabolic [pôr΄ōmet΄ə bäl′ik] n.
paurometabolism
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • paurometabolous — [pô΄rō mə tab′ə ləs] adj. 〚< Gr pauros, small (< IE base * pōu : see FEW) + metabolos, changeable < metabolē, change: see METABOLISM〛 designating or of a group of insect orders, as orthopterans or hemipterans, in which metamorphosis to the adult… …   Universalium

  • paurometabolous — adj. [Gr. pauros, little; metabole, change] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having slight metamorphosis, the young and adults living in the same habitat, and the adults have wings; see holometabolous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • paurometabolous — pau·ro·me·tab·o·lous …   English syllables

  • paurometabolous — adjective see paurometabolism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orthoptera — Temporal range: Carboniferous–Recent 359–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Hemimetabolism — or hemimetaboly, also called incomplete metamorphosis, is a term used to describe the mode of development of certain insects that includes three distinct stages: the egg, nymph, and the adult stage, or imago. These groups go through gradual… …   Wikipedia

  • holometabolous metamorphosis — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Metamorphosis with a larva, pupa and adult; complete metamorphosis; see paurometabolous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • paurometabola — ˌpȯrōməˈtabələ noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pauros small, slight + New Latin metabola, from neuter plural of Greek metabolos changeable more at few, metabola in some classifications : a group comprising all… …   Useful english dictionary

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