Definition of Exuviation

1. n. The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis.



Definition of Exuviation

1. Noun. The act of exuviating. ¹

2. Noun. The exuviated coverings; exuviae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exuviation

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Medical Definition of Exuviation

1. The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exuviation

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Literary usage of Exuviation

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1. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Sir William Jardine, Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston (1837)
"Observations on the process of exuviation in the Common Crab (Cancer pagurus, Linn.) By JONATHAN COUCH, FLS IN a former paper, inserted in the Magazine of ..."

2. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"A noticeable feature of the adult larva is its helplessness after exuviation, it remains flaccid for some hours, and does not begin to feed again almost at ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1851)
"... the only true foundation of free institutions and constitutional government. Examples of exuviation, or the Change of the Integuments of Animals in the ..."

4. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1851)
"Examples of exuviation, or the Change of the Integuments of Animals in the Crustacean Tribes. By Sir JOHN GRAHAM DALYELL, ..."

5. The Annual Report by Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (1858)
"A particular description of some circumstances hitherto little known, connected nith the process of exuviation in the common edible Crab. ..."

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