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metamorphosis (biology)

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Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation. Some insectsamphibiansmolluscs, crustaceansCnidariansechinoderms and tunicates undergo metamorphosis, which is usually accompanied by a change of habitat or behavior.

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