hypermeric a. [Gr. hyper, above; meros, part] (ANN: Oli-gochaeta) Said of regenerate earthworms, which reproduce more segments than originally removed. hypermery n. see hypomeric.
hypermetamorphosis n. [Gr. hyper, above; meta, after; morphosis, forming] 1. In the broad sense, refers to change of form throughout the life history. 2. (ARTHRO: In-secta) A type of metamorphosis development in which different larval insect instars have markedly dissimilar body forms. see heteromorphous.
hyperparasite n. [Gr. hyper, above; parasitos, one who eats at the table of another] An organism parasitic upon another parasite.
hyperplasia n. [Gr. hyper, above; plasis, a molding] An increase in the number of functional units of an organ (organelle, cell, tissue). hyperplasic a. see hypertrophy.
hyperploid a. [Gr. hyper, above; aploos, onefold] Cells or individuals having more chromosomes (or segments) than the characteristic euploid number. see hypoploid, aneuploid, monoploid, polyploid.
hyperpneustic a. [Gr. hyper, above; pneustikos, of breathing] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In some Diplura, pertaining to the greater number of thoracic spiracles.
hyperstomial ooecium (BRYO) An ooecium that rests on or is partly embedded in the distal zooid with opening above the operculum of the mother zooid.
hyperstrophic a. [Gr. hyper, above; strophe, twist] (MOLL: Gastropoda) In dextrally organized gastropods, characterized by genitalia on right, but shell falsely sinistral, being actually ultradextral, or vice versa.
hypertely n. [Gr. hyper, above; telos, completion] Ornamentation or coloration without apparent purpose.
hypertrichy n. [Gr. hyper, above; trichos, hair] Presence of setae in greater numbers than those present in its natural group of invertebrates. see holotrichy.
hypertrophy n. [Gr. hyper, above; trophe, nourishment] The enlargement of an organ due to the increase in the size of its constituent cells. see atrophy.
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