Definition of Molting

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

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



Definition of Molting

1. Verb. (present participle of molt) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Molting

1. molt [v] - See also: molt

Medical Definition of Molting

1. Casting off feathers, hair, or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in arthropods, skin renewal in amphibians and reptiles, and the shedding of winter coats in birds and mammals. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Molting

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molsidomine
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molter
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molting (current term)
molto
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molybdate
molybdates
molybdena
molybdenic
molybdeniferous
molybdenite
molybdenites
molybdenous
molybdenum

Literary usage of Molting

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The molting-fluid glands.—Under this head are classed those unicellular, ... While molting-fluid glands are very numerous and conspicuous in certain insects ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"The mechanism by means of which a molting crab is enabled to absorb such abnormally ... The per cent, of Ca in this specimen is low because the molting crab ..."

3. Natural History of the American Lobster by Francis Hobart Herrick (1911)
"molting. molting is an incident and expression of growth. ... Shortly after molting the body increases in size, probably in part through the absorption of ..."

4. Applied socialism: a study of the application of socialistic principles to by John Spargo (1912)
"With characteristic candor Bebel admitted that his views had been modified, and used the expressive phrase " our party is continually molting. ..."

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