noun, plural ec·dy·ses [ek-duh-seez]. /ˈɛk dəˌsiz/.
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Origin of ecdysis
OTHER WORDS FROM ecdysisec·dys·i·al [ek-diz-ee-uhl, -dizh-, -dizh-uhl], /ɛkˈdɪz i əl, -ˈdɪʒ-, -ˈdɪʒ əl/, adjective
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Example sentences 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.