shedding

Definitions of shedding
  1. noun
    the process whereby something is shed
    synonyms: sloughing
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    types:
    abscission
    shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
    ecdysis, molt, molting, moult, moulting
    periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  2. noun
    loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    synonyms: desquamation, peeling
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    type of:
    organic phenomenon
    (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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