exuviae

[ig-zoo-vee-ee, ik-soo-]
plural noun
the cast skins, shells, or other coverings of animals.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin, derivative of exuere to remove, strip off, divest oneself of, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -uere to put on

exuvial, adjective
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exuviae (ɪɡˈzjuːvɪˌiː)
 
pl n
layers of skin or cuticle shed by animals during ecdysis
 
[C17: from Latin: something stripped off (the body), from exuere to strip off]
 
ex'uvial
 
adj

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He noticed that some of the exuviae looked different from the others.
Exuviae of recently emerged individuals can be found clinging to emergent vegetation or on the shore of breeding ponds.
First exuviae terminal, pale yellow, projecting partly beyond the second exuviae.
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