(comparative more exuvial, superlative most exuvial)
- Related to something sloughed off or stripped away.
- The floor of the cave was covered with the exuvial remains of unknown creatures.
Variant of exuviae
plural nounsing. exuvia
Zool. castoff coverings of animals, as crab shells or the skins of snakes
Origin of exuviaeClassical Latin that which is stripped off, spoils ; from exuere, to strip off ; from ex-, away + Indo-European base an unverified form eu-, to put on from source Lithuanian aviù, to wear footwear