Definition of Moulting. Meaning of Moulting. Synonyms of Moulting

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Definition of Moulting

Moulting
Molt Molt, Moult Moult, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Molted or Moulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Molting or Moulting.] [OE. mouten, L. mutare. See Mew to molt, and cf. Mute, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, moult; but as the u has not been inserted in the otherwords of this class, as, bolt, colt, dolt, etc., it is desirable to complete the analogy by the spelling molt.] To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird. --Bacon.

Meaning of Moulting from wikipedia

- after the moulting of the old exoskeleton. The old exoskeleton is called an exuviae. While moulting, insects can't breathe. Most dogs moult twice each...
- alternatives to moulting, such as expansion of the cuticle and collapse of air sacs to allow growth of internal organs. The process of moulting in insects...
- by undergoing ecdysis (moulting), or shedding the old exoskeleton after growing a new one that is not yet hardened. Moulting cycles run nearly continuously...
- Edward Walker Moult (11 February 1926 – 3 September 1986) was a British farmer at Scaddows Farm near Ticknall, Derbyshire, who became a radio and television...
- Louis Elliot Moult (born 14 May 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Burton Albion. Moult, a prolific goal scorer in...
- Moult (French pronunciation: [mult] (listen)) is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On 1 January...
- Moulting is the manner in which an animal routinely casts off a part of its body (usually an outer layer or covering). Moult or molt may also refer to:...
- its homologues) are generally called ecdysteroids. Ecdysteroids act as moulting hormones of arthropods but also occur in other related phyla where they...
- shedding of scales is called ecdysis, or, in normal usage moulting or sloughing. Moulting performs a number of functions: firstly, the old and worn skin...
- as a new feather during the bird's infancy, or grow to replace one from moulting. The pin feather looks somewhat like a feather shaft. However, unlike a...