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molt

 (mōlt)
v. molt·ed, molt·ing, molts
v.intr.
To shed part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth.
v.tr.
To shed or cast off (a bodily covering).
n.
1. The act or process of molting.
2. The material cast off during molting.

[Alteration of Middle English mouten, from Old English -mūtian (in bemūtian, to exchange for), from Latin mūtāre, to change; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

molt′er n.

molt

(məʊlt)
vb, n
(Zoology) the usual US spelling of moult

molt

(moʊlt)

v.i.
1. to cast or shed the feathers, skin, or the like, in the process of renewal or growth.
v.t.
2. to cast or shed (feathers, skin, etc.) in the process of renewal.
n.
3. an act, process, or an instance of molting.
4. something that is dropped in molting.
Also, esp. Brit., moult.
[1300–50; earlier mout (with intrusive -l-; compare fault, assault), Middle English mouten, Old English -mūtian to change < Latin mūtāre to change; see mutate]
molt′er, n.

molt

(mōlt)
To shed an outer covering, such as skin or feathers, for replacement by a new growth. Many snakes, birds, and arthropods molt.

molt


Past participle: molted
Gerund: molting

Imperative
molt
molt
Present
I molt
you molt
he/she/it molts
we molt
you molt
they molt
Preterite
I molted
you molted
he/she/it molted
we molted
you molted
they molted
Present Continuous
I am molting
you are molting
he/she/it is molting
we are molting
you are molting
they are molting
Present Perfect
I have molted
you have molted
he/she/it has molted
we have molted
you have molted
they have molted
Past Continuous
I was molting
you were molting
he/she/it was molting
we were molting
you were molting
they were molting
Past Perfect
I had molted
you had molted
he/she/it had molted
we had molted
you had molted
they had molted
Future
I will molt
you will molt
he/she/it will molt
we will molt
you will molt
they will molt
Future Perfect
I will have molted
you will have molted
he/she/it will have molted
we will have molted
you will have molted
they will have molted
Future Continuous
I will be molting
you will be molting
he/she/it will be molting
we will be molting
you will be molting
they will be molting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been molting
you have been molting
he/she/it has been molting
we have been molting
you have been molting
they have been molting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been molting
you will have been molting
he/she/it will have been molting
we will have been molting
you will have been molting
they will have been molting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been molting
you had been molting
he/she/it had been molting
we had been molting
you had been molting
they had been molting
Conditional
I would molt
you would molt
he/she/it would molt
we would molt
you would molt
they would molt
Past Conditional
I would have molted
you would have molted
he/she/it would have molted
we would have molted
you would have molted
they would have molted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.molt - periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptilesmolt - periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
shedding, sloughing - the process whereby something is shed
Verb1.molt - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathersmolt - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
desquamate, peel off - peel off in scales; "dry skin desquamates"
cast off, shed, throw off, throw away, shake off, throw, cast, drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

molt

verb
To cast off by a natural process:
Translations

moult

(American) molt (məult) verb
(of birds, dogs or cats, snakes etc) to shed feathers, hair, a skin etc.
References in classic literature ?
Tis a pity to send that young jungle-cock to molt in the plains.
2010), but their molt strategies have received little attention.
Key words: molt, nonmolt, stress, blood sampling, hematologic testing, plasma biochemical analysis, avian, African penguins, Spheniscus dernersus
Although the mating process may last 1-2 wk, the period during which females molt lasts for several months, and male crabs can mate with several females each year.
When the crab has no more room to grow, it sheds the old skeleton, or molts.
Molt dragged his 15-yearold victim into woods as she walked home from a school concert in 1997.
once locations and habitats have been identified, similar conservation and management of habitats should be provided for land birds stopping to molt (Leu and Thompson, 2002).
Character Description Molt (n = 13) Carcass (n = 13) Chelicerae Extended 12 0 Retracted 1 13 Pedipalps Extended 11 6 Retracted 2 7 Body line Curved 8 0 Straight 5 13 Walking legs Splayed 71 3 Folded 0 10 Telescoping Present 4 0 of segments Absent 9 13 [Chi- Character Description square.
The experiment lasted 12 weeks (Four weeks for the molt period and 8 weeks for the post molt lay period).
On the Structure and Molt Controlling Function of the Y-Organ in the prawn Penaeus indicus.
Unlike humans, who constantly shed worn-out skin as tiny flakes, snakes and lizards periodically molt, or shed the outermost layer of their scaly skin all at once.
1995) showed that sphyrion tag loss for lobsters held in aquaria varies between 3% and 23% depending on the molt stage at tagging.