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n. pl. ec·dy·ses (-sēz′)
The shedding of an outer integument or layer of skin, as by insects, crustaceans, and snakes; molting.
[Greek ekdusis, a stripping off, from ekduein, to take off : ek-, out, off; see ecto- + duein, to put on.]
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Zoology) the periodic shedding of the cuticle in insects and other arthropods or the outer epidermal layer in reptiles. See also ecdysone
[C19: New Latin, from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein to strip, from ek- ex-1 + duein to put on]
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ec•dy•sis(ˈɛk də sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the shedding or casting off of an outer coat or integument by snakes, crustaceans, etc.
ec•dys′i•al (-ˈdɪz i əl, -ˈdɪʒ əl) adj.
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the process of shedding skin or other covering, typical of snakes and some insects. Cf. endysis. — ecdysial, adj.See also: Biology
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The molting of the exoskeleton of arthropods.
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