Ecderon

Ec"der*on

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'ek out + skin.] (Anat.) See Ecteron. -- Ec`der*on"ic (#), a.
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Ec"dy*sis

(?), n.;
pl. Ecdyses (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. 'e`kdysis a getting out, fr. 'ekdy`ein, to put off; 'ek out + dy`ein to enter.] (Biol.) The act of shedding, or casting off, an outer cuticular layer, as in the case of serpents, lobsters, etc.; a coming out; as, the ecdysis of the pupa from its shell; exuviation.
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