Definition of Exuvia

1. Noun. (biology) The remains of an exoskeleton that is left after an insect, crustacean or arachnid has molted. ¹



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Definition of Exuvia

1. exuvium [n] - See also: exuvium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exuvia

exuperant
exurb
exurban
exurbanite
exurbanites
exurbia
exurbias
exurbs
exuscitate
exuscitated
exuscitates
exuscitating
exustion
exutories
exutory
exuvia (current term)
exuviability
exuviable
exuviae
exuvial
exuviate
exuviated
exuviates
exuviating
exuviation
exuviations
exuvium
exuviæ
exwife
exxy

Literary usage of Exuvia

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1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"This insect is very troublesome in many houses and in ships ; lodging in cup boards, presses, and amongst books, and soiling by their exuvia whatever they ..."

2. Palestine, Or the Holy Land: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Michael Russell (1837)
"... and Southern Italy—Chalk—Marine exuvia—Precious Stones—METEOROLOGY—Climate of Palestine—Winds—Thunder—Clouds—Waterspouts—Ignis Fatuus —ZOOLOGY—Scripture ..."

3. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Yearbook of Facts in Science and Art for edited by David Ames Wells (1852)
"On the ocean side, the deposit is formed from spray during winds which drive the froth of the sea, containing, with coral mud, the exuvia from the barrier ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Scale hardly iJ mm. diam., exuvia- deep reddish (on oak, ... Scale covered by the epidermis of the tree, the shining black exuvia? alone exposed ..."

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