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molting

Definition:
Periodic casting off feathers; hair; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in arthropods, skin renewal in amphibians and reptiles, and the shedding of winter coats in birds and mammals.
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Entry Terms:
  • molt
  • moulting
  • moult
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9424
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