exuviation

exuviate

[ig-zoo-vee-eyt, ik-soo-]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), exuviated, exuviating.
to cast off or shed (exuviae); molt.

Origin:
1850–55; exuvi(ae) + -ate1

exuviation, noun
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exuviate (ɪɡˈzjuːvɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
to shed (a skin or similar outer covering)
 
exuvi'ation
 
n

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