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exuviate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exuviate  \Ex*u"vi*ate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exuviated},  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Exuviating}.][From  {Exuviae}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  To  shed  an  old  covering  or  condition  preliminary  to  taking  on 
  a  new  one  to  molt. 
 
  There  is  reason  to  suppose  that  very  old  crayfish  do 
  not  exuviate  every  year.  --Huxley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exuviate 
  v  :  cast  off  hair,  skin,  horn,  or  feathers;  of  animals  [syn:  {shed}, 
  {molt},  {moult},  {slough}] 




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