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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]
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moult

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

(of birds, mammals, reptiles and arthropods) to shed (feathers, hair, skin and cuticle). see ECDYSIS, MOULTING HORMONE.
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