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It has been said that arthropods “grow without getting bigger” and “get bigger without growing.” What’s meant by that?

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The meaning of the given statement about arthropods, “grow without getting bigger” and “get bigger without growing.”

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Unlike a steady pattern of growth, arthropods exhibit an external growth that proceeds in a sequence of step-like jumps, as the organism builds and replaces its exoskeleton. The arthropod does not grow bigger in size between these jumps. An aquatic arthropod gradually replaces body mass for water detained inside the tissues between molts...

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