exuviae

(redirected from exuvial)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

exuviae

(ĭg-zo͞o′vē-ē′)
pl.n.
The cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms, such as the shells of crabs or the external coverings of the larvae and nymphs of insects.

ex·u′vi·al (-vē-əl) adj.

exuviae

the shed skin, e.g. of a snake or other reptile.