noun, plural ec·dy·ses [ek-duh-seez] /ˈɛk dəˌsiz/.
Origin of ecdysis
Related formsec·dys·i·al [ek-diz-ee-uh l, -dizh-, -dizh-uh l] /ɛkˈdɪz i əl, -ˈdɪʒ-, -ˈdɪʒ əl/, adjective
Examples from the Web for ecdysis
The first ecdysis occurs after five days, and with this there appears quite suddenly a very complicated pattern.
Four days later, after the fourth ecdysis, the dimorphism becomes a polymorphism.
At the third ecdysis several new features appear in the cephalic region, which becomes more prominent in the succeeding stages.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Both larv were active, but the moulting one had now completed its ecdysis.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Ecdysis, ek′di-sis, n. the act of casting off an integument, as in serpents.