Meaning of hemimetabolic in English:

hemimetabolic

adjective

Entomology

See hemimetabolous

‘But there is another form - the hemimetabolic, which historically preceded the complete differentiation between caterpillar and butterfly.’
  • ‘Lice are permanent hemimetabolic ectoparasites, a group found strictly on the body of the host, and they are transferred almost exclusively by bodily contact between hosts during care of young and at copulation.’