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  1. molt, molting, moult, moulting, ecdysis(noun)

    periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

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  1. Molting

    of Moult

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  1. Molting

    Periodic casting off FEATHERS; HAIR; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in ARTHROPODS, skin renewal in AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES, and the shedding of winter coats in BIRDS and MAMMALS.


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