Definition of ecdysis
: the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer
Origin and Etymology 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 1854See Words from the same year
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