exuviae


ex·u·vi·ae

noun plural \ig-ˈzü-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\

Definition of EXUVIAE

:  sloughed off natural animal coverings (as the skins of snakes)
ex·u·vi·al \-vē-əl\ adjective

Origin of EXUVIAE

Latin, from exuere to take off, from ex- + -uere to put on; akin to Old Church Slavic obuti to put on (footwear)
First Known Use: 1653

ex·u·vi·ae

noun plural \ig-ˈzü-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXUVIAE

: sloughed-off natural coverings of animals (as the skins of snakes)

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