Definition of Exuviae

1. Noun. Cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms during ecdysis.

Generic synonyms: Body Covering
Derivative terms: Exuvial



Definition of Exuviae

1. Noun. The coverings of an animal that have been shed or cast off, particularly the molted exoskeletons of arthropods. ¹

2. Noun. (history) Roman military term for weaponry and equipment stripped from the person of a foe; booty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exuviae

1. exuvium [n] - See also: exuvium

Medical Definition of Exuviae

1. 1. Cast skins, shells, or coverings of animals; any parts of animals which are shed or cast off, as the skins of snakes, the shells of lobsters, etc. 2. The fossil shells and other remains which animals have left in the strata of the earth. Origin: L, fr. Exuere to draw out or off, to pull off. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exuviae

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exutories
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exuviae (current term)
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Literary usage of Exuviae

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"tricolor Ckll. The exuviae practically all of one color . . . . . 11. 11. Small, about i mm. diam., exuviae covered, only conspicuous when rubbed, ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1899)
"C scale 2 mm. in diameter, flat to slightly convex, dark reddish- brown, resembling walnut, on margin to a lighter shade at centre; exuviae lateral, large, ..."

3. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1893)
"Siliceous deposits formed from animal exuviae are illustrated by another of the deep-sea formations brought to light by the Challenger researches. ..."

4. Researches in Theoretical Geology by Henry Thomas De La Beche (1834)
"... one contained exuviae characteristic of a marine deposit, there might be great variety, not only in the kind of life entombed in the other, ..."

5. The Philosophy of Zoology: Or, A General View of the Structure, Functions by John Fleming (1822)
"... only marine exuviae. These appearances occur in the secondary formations of all ages *. The statements which have now been given, relative to the ..."

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