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[ek-duh-sis] /ˈɛk də sɪs/

noun, plural ecdyses
[ek-duh-seez] /ˈɛk dəˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
the shedding or casting off of an outer coat or integument by snakes, crustaceans, etc.
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the periodic shedding of the cuticle in insects and other arthropods or the outer epidermal layer in reptiles See also ecdysone


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