- (n) 変態（日本語）
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- A change occurring between one developmental stage and another, as for example from a tadpole to a frog. (See complete metamorphosis, incomplete metamorphosis.)
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.