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Noun: ecdysis (ecdyses)  ek-di-sis
  1. Periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
    - molt [N. Amer], molting [N. Amer], moult [Brit, Cdn], moulting [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: ecdyses

Type of: shedding, sloughing

Encyclopedia: Ecdysis