exuviation
noun Date: 1839 the process of molting

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  • exuviation — ● exuviation nom féminin Rejet de l exuvie lors de la mue. exuviation [ɛgzyvjɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1903, exuvation, in Rev. gén. des sc., no 11, p. 632; de exuvie. ❖ ♦ Didact. (zool.). Rejet des vieilles peaux, des exuvies, lors de la mue. || …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Exuviation — Ex*u vi*a tion, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exuviation — See exuviate. * * * …   Universalium

  • exuviation — noun a) The act of exuviating. b) The exuviated coverings; exuviae …   Wiktionary

  • exuviation — ex·u·vi·a·tion .zü vē ā shən n the process of producing exuviae * * * ex·u·vi·a·tion (eks u″ve aґshən) [L. exuere to divest oneself of] the shedding of any epithelial structure, as of the deciduous teeth …   Medical dictionary

  • exuviation — n. shedding of skins or shells (in animals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exuviation — ex·u·vi·a·tion …   English syllables

  • exuviation — noun see exuviate …   Useful english dictionary

  • exuviate — exuviation, n. /ig zooh vee ayt , ik sooh /, v.i., v.t., exuviated, exuviating. to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt. [1850 55; EXUVI(AE) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ecdyse — Mue des arthropodes Les arthropodes (insectes, crustacés, arachnides, etc.) sont caractérisés par un squelette externe (exosquelette) inextensible, la cuticule ou carapace. La mue permet à ces animaux, en changeant périodiquement leur cuticule,… …   Wikipédia en Français

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