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)

Other Words from exuviae

exuvial \ig-​ˈzü-​vē-​əl \ 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

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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