Definition of Ametabola in English:

Ametabola

noun

Entomology
  • A division of insects comprising those that do not undergo metamorphosis; (with plural agreement) insects of this division.

    Contrasted with Hemimetabola, Holometabola, Metabola.

Pronunciation

Ametabola

/ˌeɪmɪˈtabələ/ /ˌamɪˈtabələ/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Sharp MacLeay (1792–1865), entomologist. From scientific Latin Ametabola (plural noun), subclass name from neuter plural of Hellenistic Greek ἀμετάβολος (from ἀ- + μετάβολος changeable), as alteration (with etymologically more appropriate ending) of the earlier scientific Latin Ametabolia, plural noun.