Eclosion meaning

ĭ-klōzhən
The emergence of an adult insect from a pupal case or an insect larva from an egg.
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The emergence of an insect from its egg or from the pupal case.
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The emergence of an adult insect from a pupal case or an insect larva from an egg.
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(biology) The emergence of an insect from the pupa case, or of a larva from the egg.
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Origin of eclosion

  • French éclosion from éclore to open from Old French from Vulgar Latin exclaudere to shut out Latin ex- ex- Latin claudere to shut

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