ecdysis

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noun ec·dy·sis \ˈek-də-səs\

Definition of ecdysis

plural

ecdyses

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  1. :  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 1854


Medical Dictionary

ecdysis

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noun ec·dy·sis \ˈek-də-səs\

Medical Definition of ecdysis

plural

ecdyses

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

ecdysial

\ek-ˈdiz-ē-əl, -ˈdizh-(ē-)əl\play play adjective

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