ecdysial /ek diz"ee euhl, -dizh"-, -dizh"euhl/, adj.
/ek"deuh sis/, n., pl. ecdyses /-seez'/.
the shedding or casting off of an outer coat or integument by snakes, crustaceans, etc.
[1850-55; < NL < Gk ékdysis a getting out, equiv. to ek- EC- + (ein) to enter + -sis -SIS]

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  • ecdysis — noun (plural ecdyses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ekdysis act of getting out, from ekdyein to strip, from ex + dyein to enter, don Date: circa 1854 the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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