Definition of Moulting

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

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



Definition of Moulting

1. Verb. (present participle of moult) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moulting

1. moult [v] - See also: moult

Moulting Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moulting

mouldlike
moulds
mouldwarp
mouldwarps
mouldy
moulinet
moulinets
moulins
mouls
moult
moulted
moulten
moulter
moulters
moulting (current term)
moultings
moults
moun
mounanaite
mounch
mounched
mounching
mound-bird
mound bird
mound builder
mound over
moundbird
moundbirds

Literary usage of Moulting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art and Practice of Hawking by Edward Blair Michell (1900)
"CHAPTER XVII moulting A MOST important period in the life of any hawk arrives when she begins to undergo the ordeal of moulting. ..."

2. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"When the mask had fallen and the skin split in moulting, the larva grasped this loose web with its first pair of feet, and pulled itself along by it, ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1896)
"Allen on Alleged Changes of Color in the Feathers of Birds without moulting.' — It is small wonder that this paper should bristle with exclamation points. ..."

4. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"CHAPTER V THE COLORS AND PLUMAGE OF BIRDS moulting of scarlet tanager. ... moulting. AH birds moult in the fall, and when the male in his summer plumage is ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1862)
"The moping habits of a moulting bird are well known. ... But as a byrde whiche were in meat [moulting] Within a ..."

6. The Poultry Book: A Treatise on Breeding and General Management of Domestic by John C. Bennett (1856)
"I. moulting. moulting is a natural process of annual occurrence ; and, though it can scarcely be called a disease, yet it is necessary to treat it as if it ..."

7. The Art and Practice of Hawking by Edward Blair Michell (1900)
"CHAPTER XVII moulting A MOST important period in the life of any hawk arrives when she begins to undergo the ordeal of moulting. ..."

8. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"When the mask had fallen and the skin split in moulting, the larva grasped this loose web with its first pair of feet, and pulled itself along by it, ..."

9. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1896)
"Allen on Alleged Changes of Color in the Feathers of Birds without moulting.' — It is small wonder that this paper should bristle with exclamation points. ..."

10. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"CHAPTER V THE COLORS AND PLUMAGE OF BIRDS moulting of scarlet tanager. ... moulting. AH birds moult in the fall, and when the male in his summer plumage is ..."

11. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1862)
"The moping habits of a moulting bird are well known. ... But as a byrde whiche were in meat [moulting] Within a ..."

12. The Poultry Book: A Treatise on Breeding and General Management of Domestic by John C. Bennett (1856)
"I. moulting. moulting is a natural process of annual occurrence ; and, though it can scarcely be called a disease, yet it is necessary to treat it as if it ..."

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