moult

Definitions of moult
1

v cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

Synonyms:
exuviate, molt, shed, slough
Types:
desquamate, peel off
peel off in scales
Type of:
cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
get rid of

n periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

Synonyms:
ecdysis, molt, molting, moulting
Type of:
shedding, sloughing
the process whereby something is shed

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