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eclosion

[ih-kloh-zhuh n] /ɪˈkloʊ ʒən/
noun, Entomology
1.
the emergence of an adult insect from its pupal case.
2.
the hatching of a larva from its egg.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French éclosion, equivalent to éclos (past participle of éclore to hatch < Vulgar Latin *exclaudēre, for Latin exclūdēre to hatch, exclude) + -ion -ion
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  • Pupation occurs by late summer, followed by adult eclosion within one month.
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eclosion

/ɪˈkləʊʒən/
noun
1.
the emergence of an insect larva from the egg or an adult from the pupal case
Word Origin
C19: from French éclosion, from éclore to hatch, ultimately from Latin exclūdere to shut out, exclude
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