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exuviae


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exuviae  \Ex*u"vi*[ae]\,  n.  pl  [L.,  fr  exuere  to  draw  out  or 
  off  to  pull  off.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l)  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.  (Geol.)  The  fossil  shells  and  other  remains  which  animals 
  have  left  in  the  strata  of  the  earth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exuviae 
  n  :  cast-off  skins  or  coverings  of  various  organisms  during 
  ecdysis 




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