ecdysial

ecdysis

[ek-duh-sis]
noun, plural ecdyses [ek-duh-seez] .
the shedding or casting off of an outer coat or integument by snakes, crustaceans, etc.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin < Greek ékdysis a getting out, equivalent to ek- ec- + (ein) to enter + -sis -sis

ecdysial [ek-diz-ee-uhl, -dizh-, -dizh-uhl] , adjective
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ecdysis (ˈɛkdɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
See also ecdysone the periodic shedding of the cuticle in insects and other arthropods or the outer epidermal layer in reptiles
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein to strip, from ek-ex-1 + duein to put on]
 
ec'dysial
 
adj

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