exuviation

noun

ex·​u·​vi·​a·​tion ig-ˌzü-vē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce exuviation (audio)
: the process of molting

Examples of exuviation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her characters often struggle with a stomach-turning skin condition: a full-body rash, flesh peeling back from the bone, total bodily exuviation. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 5 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exuviation was in 1839

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

Medical Definition

exuviation

noun
ex·​u·​vi·​a·​tion -ˌzü-vē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce exuviation (audio)
: the process of producing exuviae
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