exsheath

verb
ex·​sheath | \ (ˈ)ek(s)¦shēt͟h, -th \

Definition of exsheath

intransitive verb

: to escape from the residual membrane remaining from a previous stage of development used of certain larval nematodes (such as filaria)

transitive verb

: to cause (nematode larvae) to exsheath

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Other Words from exsheath

exsheathment \ -​mənt \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for exsheath

ex- entry 1 + sheath (noun)

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“Exsheath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exsheath. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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