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Origin: NL, fr. Gr. 'ekdysis a getting out, fr. 'ekdyein, to put off; 'ek out _ dyein to enter.

(Science: biology) 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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Please check out these links. http://www.amonline.net.au/insects/insects/metamorphosis.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecdysis Thank You. Dip Jyoti Chakraborty

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by dipjyoti
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insect moult diagram
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Metamorphosis.... or .... ecdysis... is an amazing phenomenon of Arthropod world.... today also we are searching for the reasons... for evolution of ecdysis in arthropods... But I think it evoled to adapt the environment in which caterpilar ...

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by sachin
Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Butterfly
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