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an insect covered by a hard protective case at the stage of development before it becomes a moth or butterfly with wings, or the case itself

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... the rest of the way to a butterfly, one would think that the evolution process would end when the creature dissolves into liquid mush inside its chrysalis (or cocoon for other such creatures). Then it would have to undergo millions of years worth of evolution in just a few days or weeks before ...

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by burninbriar
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Butterfly
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Definition Help: Eclosure

eclosure is when the chrysalis (pup in a cocoon) breaks open and the, for example, butterfly comes out. In the case of your Drosophila melanogaster, it is when the fly comes out of its cocoon.

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by Jessieh04
Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Definition Help: Eclosure
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