Definition of ametabolic in English:

ametabolic

Pronunciation /ˌeɪmɛtəˈbɒlɪk/ /əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk/ /ˌamɛtəˈbɒlɪk/

adjective

  • 1Zoology
    That does not undergo or exhibit metamorphosis; = ametabolous . Compare "ametabolian". Now somewhat rare.

  • 2Biology
    Exhibiting or characterized by a temporary absence of metabolic activity.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From a- + metabolic.