prebasic molt

[ pree-bey-sik ]
/ priˈbeɪ sɪk /

noun Ornithology.

the molt by which most birds replace all of their feathers, usually occurring annually after the breeding season.

Nearby words

  1. preassembly,
  2. preatomic,
  3. preaudit,
  4. preautomatic pause,
  5. preaxial,
  6. prebend,
  7. prebendal,
  8. prebendary,
  9. prebiological,
  10. prebiotic

Origin of prebasic molt


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