hypermetamorphism

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EtymologyEdit

hyper- +‎ metamorphism

NounEdit

hypermetamorphism (uncountable)

  1. (zoology) An extreme form of metamorphosis occurring in certain insects (especially beetles of the family Meloidae) in which the animal passes through two or more different larval stages.
    Synonym: hypermetamorphosis

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