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Medical Term:

ecdysis

Pronunciation: ek'di-sis

Definition: Desquamation, sloughing, or molting as a necessary phenomenon to permit growth in arthropods and skin renewal in amphibians and reptiles.

[G. ekdysis, shedding]

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