exuviae

plural noun ex·u·vi·ae \ ig-ˈzü-vē-ˌē , -vē-ˌī \

Definition of exuviae

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

exuvial

play \ig-ˈzü-vē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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

noun plural ex·u·vi·ae \ ig-ˈzü-vē-ˌē , -vē-ˌī \

medical Definition of exuviae

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

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