Origin of eclosionFrench éclosion from éclore, to hatch, be hatched from Old French esclore from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exclaudere, to hatch out, altered (as if from Classical Latin ex- + claudere, to close) from Classical Latin excludere to hatch, drive out, exclude
The emergence of an adult insect from a pupal case or an insect larva from an egg.
Origin of eclosionFrench éclosion from éclore to open from Old French from Vulgar Latin exclaudere to shut out Latin ex- ex- Latin claudere to shut
a queen butterfly, Danaus glippus, emerging from its chrysalis
- When the time for eclosion has come, the male enters the water with his burden; the larvae, in the full tadpole condition, measuring 14 to 17 millimetres, bite their way through their tough envelope, which is not abandoned by the father until all the young are liberated, and complete in the ordinary way their metamorphosis.