ecdysis

noun ec·dy·sis \ ˈek-də-səs \

Definition of ecdysis

plural ecdyses play \ˈek-də-ˌsēz\
: the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer

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Origin and Etymology of ecdysis

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


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ecdysis

noun ec·dy·sis \ ˈek-də-səs \

medical Definition of ecdysis

plural ecdyses play \-də-ˌsēz\
: the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer (as in insects and crustaceans)

ecdysial

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

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