Protometamorphosis

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Protometamorphosis

 

a type of postembryonic development characteristic of most Apterygota (for example, bristle-tails). Protometamorphosis is marked by larval organization in the early stages of ontogeny, gradual change in organization with growth, and capacity for ecdysis in the adult state.

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