Ecdysis meaning

ĕkdĭ-sĭs
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The shedding of an outer integument or layer of skin, as by insects, crustaceans, and snakes; molting.
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(zool.) The shedding of an outer layer of skin or integument, as by snakes or insects.
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The shedding of an outer integument or layer of skin, as by insects, crustaceans, and snakes; molting.
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The shedding of an outer layer of skin in snakes and certain other animals; moulting.
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The shedding of an exoskeleton, as in insects and crustaceans.
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Origin of ecdysis

  • Greek ekdusis a stripping off from ekduein to take off ek- out, off ecto– duein to put on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἔκδυσις (ekdusis, “stripping”), from ἐκδύω (ekduō, “I take off”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + δύω (duō, “I get in”).

    From Wiktionary