[ pree-awl-ter-nit ]
/ priˈɔl tər nɪt /
the molt by which many birds replace only some and rarely all of the feathers assumed at the prebasic molt, usually occurring prior to breeding.
- preamble to the constitution,
Origin of prealternate molt
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