molt definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To drop periodically part or most of a coat or an outer covering, such feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a development.
    • To lose or throw the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or even the want, as an animal or a bird.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To lose or cast-off (a bodily covering).
    • To throw, whilst the locks, skin, feathers, or perhaps the want; to drop.
  • noun:
    • The work or procedure of molting.
    • The material cast off during molting.
    • your skin or feathers cast off throughout the process of molting.
    • The work or process of altering the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting.
    • The act or process of losing or casting any tegumentary, cuticular, or exoskeletal structures or appendages, as feathers, tresses, epidermis, fingernails, horns, hoofs, claws, or layer; ecdysis; exuviation.
    • the time or time of molting.
    • periodic shedding associated with the cuticle in arthropods or even the external skin in reptiles
  • verb:
    • To drop locks, feathers, epidermis, horns etc. and replace it by a new level.
    • To lose such a way.
    • cast off hair, epidermis, horn, or feathers
  • others:
    • imp. of melt.
    • An obsolete preterit of melt.
    • To lose or cast, as feathers, hair, or skin; slough down: usually utilized figuratively.
    • To throw or drop feathers, tresses, skin, or perhaps the want; undergo or accomplish a molt; exuviate; mew. Look at noun.
    • become going to be cast-off or shed, as plumage.

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