metecdysis
n. [Gr. meta, after; ekdysis, molt]
(ARTHROPODA)
The period following a molt before the new cuticle hardens, especially in Decapoda (Crustacea).

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • crustacean — /kru stay sheuhn/, n. 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the… …   Universalium

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