moult


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molt

(mōlt),
To cast off feathers, hair, or cuticle; to undergo ecdysis.
See also: desquamate.
Synonym(s): moult
[L. muto, to change]

moult

(mōlt)
v. & n. Chiefly British
Variant of molt.

moult

(of birds, mammals, reptiles and arthropods) to shed (feathers, hair, skin and cuticle). see ECDYSIS, MOULTING HORMONE.
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The effect of pre and post-moult diets high in n-3 fatty acids and moult programs on skeletal integrity and insulin-like growth factor-I of White Leghorns.
But normal service was soon restored, with Moult going close on 62 minutes with a shot that Julian did well to turn away for a corner.
Caroline explained: "When it is time to moult, the old exoskeleton splits from the head right down the thorax before the cockroach crawls out.
For instance, blackcaps take around 35 days to complete their moult, although increasingly these wee warblers seem to be opting to spend winter in the southern reaches of Britain.
But I was determined to prove people wrong," said 26-year-old Moult.
YOUNG school visitors can get an idea of the full scale of our supersized spider, as we've boxed one of her moults.
"Louis Moult, Ben Heneghan and Marvin Johnson are brilliant examples of what we do and the model we have.
Moult said: "I knew it was going to be my last season at Motherwell and I was desperate to lift the trophy.
Moult, who scored 23 times in 47 appearances in one campaign for the Dragons, is one of the hottest properties in the Scottish Premiership after a blistering two-and-a-half seasons with Motherwell.
On Sunday, Moult, 25, competed in the Scottish League Cup Final, as his Motherwell team went down to the high-flying Celtic team Brendan Rodgers has assembled.