verb ex·sheath \(ˈ)ek(s)¦shēth, -th\

Definition of exsheath

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to escape from the residual membrane remaining from a previous stage of development —used of certain larval nematodes (such as filaria)

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause (nematode larvae) to exsheath


\-mənt\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of exsheath

1ex- + sheath (noun)

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