eclosion

noun
eclo·​sion | \ i-ˈklō-zhən How to pronounce eclosion (audio) \

Definition of eclosion

of an insect
: the act of emerging from the pupal case or hatching from the egg

First Known Use of eclosion

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eclosion

borrowed from French éclosion, from éclos-, variant stem of éclore "to hatch (from an egg), emerge (from a cocoon)" (going back to Old French esclore, going back to Vulgar Latin *exclaudere, re-formation of Latin exclūdere "to bring out from its container, hatch from an egg") + -ion -ion — more at exclude

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“Eclosion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eclosion. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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