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ecdysis

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noun ec·dy·sis \ˈek-də-səs\

Definition of ecdysis

plural ec·dy·ses play \-də-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer



Origin of ecdysis

New Latin, from Greek ekdysis act of getting out, from ekdyein to strip, from ex- + dyein to enter, don


First Known Use: circa 1854


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ecdysis

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noun ec·dy·sis \ˈek-də-səs\

Medical Definition of ecdysis

plural ec·dy·ses \-də-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer (as in insects and crustaceans)

  2. ec·dys·ial \ek-ˈdiz-ē-əl, -ˈdizh-(ē-)əl\play play adjective




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