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v. molt·ed, molt·ing, molts
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.
To shed or cast off (a bodily covering).
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.
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Noun1.molter - an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)molter - an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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Since the seminal work of Molter (1979),[15] the needs of FMs have been studied extensively, with the quantitative evidence[16-18] being supplemented to a lesser extent by qualitative studies.
The new discovery was made by UC Berkeley graduate student Ned Molter during a dawn test run of the WM Keck Observatory telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii.
Normally, this area is really quiet and we only see bright clouds in the mid-latitude bands, so to have such an enormous cloud sitting right at the equator is spectacular," Ned Molter, a graduate student of astronomy at University of California, Berkeley, who first spotted the storm complex, said in a statement on the university's website Thursday.
Trent Molter, President and CEO of the US-based business, said, "The goal of the NASA Phase I project was to double the capacity of the individual electrochemical separation cells while maintaining optimal operating efficiency and durability.
Murray D, Messner AH, Feng A , McAllister J, Molter D.
Yogun bakim unitesinde yatan hastalarin aile uyeleri tarafindan belirtilen ihtiyaclarini belirlemeye yonelik olarak ilk olarak Maxvell ve arkadaslari [21] tarafindan gelistirilen, Molter tarafindan 1979 yilinda ve Leske [16] (2002) tarafindan revize edilen bir olcektir.
This is the latest in a number of Middle East projects we have completed successfully either directly for Hiltron customers or in partnership with other systems integrators," added Hiltron Managing Director, Jan Molter.
Con el fin de conocer las necesidades de los cuidadores, entendiendo por ello tanto a los padres o familiares de los ninos y ninas hospitalizados en la UCI como a los profesionales de enfermeria que trabajan en ella, se utilizo el cuestionario Critical Care Familiars Needs Inventory (CCFNI), creado por Molter, ajustado y validado por Leske, en 1986 (6-8), el cual consta de 45 items y 5 dimensiones que miden el grado de importancia que los cuidadores otorgan a las necesidades de las dimensiones de comunicacion, seguridad, confort, apoyo y proximidad.
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