exsheath

verb

ex·​sheath
(ˈ)ek(s)¦shēt͟h,
-th

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
exsheathment
-mənt
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

ex- entry 1 + sheath (noun)

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“Exsheath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exsheath. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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