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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abscission +   
appendage development +   
cell competition in a multicellular organism  
cellularization +   
cuticle development +   
development of primary sexual characteristics +   
eclosion +  
embryo development +   
embryo implantation +   
female sex determination +   
female sex differentiation +   
gametophyte development +  
germ-line sex determination +   
hatching +   
instar larval or pupal development +  
larval development +  
male sex determination +   
male sex differentiation +   
metamorphosis +  
A biological process in which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's form or structure. Examples include the change from tadpole to frog, and the change from larva to adult. An example of this is found in Drosophila melanogaster.
multicellular organism aging +   
pattern specification process +   
polyphenic determination +  
post-embryonic development +   
primary sex determination +   
processes downstream of sex determination signal +  
regulation of multicellular organismal development +   
somatic sex determination +   
system development +   
tube development +   

Synonyms
Alternate IDs: GO:0046698 ;   GO:0046699
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Metamorphosis
Definition Sources: GOC:sensu, ISBN:0198506732, ISBN:0721662544

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