BORN THIS WEEK Natalie Portman (June 9, 1981) The molting one herself is a Gemini ruled by winged Mercury.
molting probably takes place twice each year although actual proof of this is lacking.
Exuviation: the act of molting: the cast-off skin or exuvium.
Two males obtained June 16 and 23 were molting as evidenced by new hairs under the old pelage over much of the body.
Get the eggs; watch the hatching, the molting, the transformations.
One specimen taken on June 23 was molting over much of the body.
These squirrels, taken in June and July, are molting on the sides, back and rump.
It was molting into the next pelage (described in the following paragraph), and its hide was unprime.
It is especially recommended for use during the molting season.
Males (August 19) from Chandler Lake were molting on the entire body.
also moult, mid-14c., mouten, of feathers, "to be shed," from Old English *mutian "to change" (cf. bemutian "to exchange"), from Latin mutare "to change" (see mutable). Transitive sense, of birds, "to shed feathers" is first attested 1520s. With parasitic -l-, late 16c., on model of fault, etc. Related: Molted, moulted; molting, moulting. As a noun from 1815.
v. molt·ed, molt·ing, molts
To shed periodically part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth. n.
The act or process of molting.
The material cast off during molting.