AskDefine | Define exuviate

Dictionary Definition

exuviate v : cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "out dog sheds every Spring" [syn: shed, molt, moult, slough]

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Etymology

From etyl la exuviae, from exuo

Verb

  1. To shed or cast off a covering; slough.
  2. To shed exuviae; molt, moult.

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