Definition of Molt

1. Noun. Periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles.

Exact synonyms: Ecdysis, Molting, Moult, Moulting
Generic synonyms: Shedding, Sloughing
Derivative terms: Moult, Moult



2. Verb. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers. "Our dog sheds every Spring"
Exact synonyms: Exuviate, Moult, Shed, Slough
Specialized synonyms: Desquamate, Peel Off
Generic synonyms: Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Shed, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off
Derivative terms: Molter, Molting, Moult, Moulter, Moulting, Shedding, Slough, Sloughing

Definition of Molt

1. v. i. To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird.

2. v. t. To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed.

3. n. The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting.

Definition of Molt

1. Verb. (intransitive) To shed hair, feathers, skin, horns etc. and replace it by a fresh layer. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To shed in such a manner. ¹

3. Noun. The skin or feathers cast off during the process of molting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Molt

1. to cast off an outer covering [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Molt

1. To cast off feathers, hair, or cuticle; to undergo ecdysis. See: desquamate. Synonym: moult. Origin: L. Muto, to change (05 Mar 2000)

Molt Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Molt Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Molt

molochs
moloi
moloney leukaemia virus
moloney sarcoma virus
molossi
molossine
molossines
molossus
molossuses
molozonide
molozonides
molrac
molracs
mols
molsidomine
molt (current term)
moltable
molted
molten
molten lava cake
moltenly
molteno implants
molter
molters
molting
molto
molts
molucca balm
moluranite
moly

Other Resources Relating to: Molt

Search for Molt on Dictionary.com!Search for Molt on Thesaurus.com!Search for Molt on Google!Search for Molt on Wikipedia!

Search