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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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Results from the laboratory experiments suggest that warmer shallow water sites typical of those found in Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick mussel aquaculture operations would be most effective at promoting moulting, and size at moult could be enhanced with supplementary feeding.
1997) Haematological and phenoloxidase activity changes in the shrimp Penaeus stylitrostris in relation with the moult cycle: protection against vibriosis.
Read GH, Caulton MS (1980) Changes in mass and chemical composition during the moult cycle and ovarian development in immature and mature Penaeus indicus Milne Edwards.