paurometabolous metamorphosis

paurometabolous metamorphosis

[‚pȯr·ē·mə′tab·ə·ləs ‚med·ə′mȯr·fə·səs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A simple, gradual, direct metamorphosis in which immature forms resemble the adult except in size and are referred to as nymphs.
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