ecdysis definition

  • noun:
    • The shedding of an outer integument or layer of epidermis, as by pests, crustaceans, and snakes; molting.
    • The shedding of an outer layer of epidermis in snakes, crustaceans and pests; moulting
    • The work of dropping, or casting off, an outer cuticular layer, such as the outcome of serpents, lobsters, etc.; a coming out; ; exuviation.
    • The act of postponing, appearing out of, or appearing; the act of dropping or casting an outer coating or integument, like in the way it is of serpents and specific bugs, or perhaps the feathers of birds; the molt: against endysis.
    • periodic shedding associated with cuticle in arthropods or perhaps the external skin in reptiles

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