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[ih-kloh-zhuh n] /ɪˈkloʊ ʒən/
noun, Entomology.
the emergence of an adult insect from its pupal case.
the hatching of a larva from its egg.
Origin of eclosion
1885-90; < French éclosion, equivalent to éclos (past participle of éclore to hatch < Vulgar Latin *exclaudēre, for Latin exclūdēre to hatch, exclude) + -ion -ion Unabridged
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  • The chrysalids under the sod, their eclosion time completed, were coming into their own—bringing perfection with them.

    Pet Farm Roger Dee
British Dictionary definitions for eclosion


the emergence of an insect larva from the egg or an adult from the pupal case
Word Origin
C19: from French éclosion, from éclore to hatch, ultimately from Latin exclūdere to shut out, exclude
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