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eclosion

[ ih-kloh-zhuhn ]

noun

, Entomology.
  1. the emergence of an adult insect from its pupal case.
  2. the hatching of a larva from its egg.


eclosion

/ ɪˈkləʊʒən /

noun

  1. the emergence of an insect larva from the egg or an adult from the pupal case


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Word History and Origins

Origin of eclosion1

1885–90; < French éclosion, equivalent to éclos (past participle of éclore to hatch < Vulgar Latin *exclaudēre, for Latin exclūdēre to hatch, exclude ) + -ion -ion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of eclosion1

C19: from French éclosion, from éclore to hatch, ultimately from Latin exclūdere to shut out, exclude
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Example Sentences

The chrysalids under the sod, their eclosion time completed, were coming into their own—bringing perfection with them.

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