plural noun
ex·​u·​vi·​ae | \ ig-ˈzü-vē-ˌē How to pronounce exuviae (audio) , -vē-ˌī \

Definition of exuviae

: sloughed off natural animal coverings (such as the skins of snakes)

Other Words from exuviae

exuvial \ ig-​ˈzü-​vē-​əl How to pronounce exuvial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of exuviae

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exuviae

Latin, from exuere to take off, from ex- + -uere to put on; akin to Old Church Slavonic obuti to put on (footwear)

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“Exuviae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exuviae. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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noun plural
ex·​u·​vi·​ae | \ ig-ˈzü-vē-ˌē How to pronounce exuviae (audio) , -vē-ˌī How to pronounce exuviae (audio) \

Medical Definition of exuviae

: sloughed-off natural coverings of animals (as the skins of snakes)

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