Definition 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.’