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eclosion

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noun eclo·sion \i-ˈklō-zhən\

Definition of eclosion

of an insect

  1. :  the act of emerging from the pupal case or hatching from the egg



Origin of eclosion

French éclosion, from éclore to hatch, from Vulgar Latin *exclaudere, alteration of Latin excludere to hatch out, exclude


First Known Use: circa 1889


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