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Molting

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Molting

Casting Off Feathers, Hair, or Cuticle. Molting is a Process of Sloughing or Desquamation, especially the Shedding of an outer Covering and the Development of a New one. This Phenomenon permits Growth in Arthropods, Skin renewal in Amphibians and Reptiles, and the Shedding of Winter Coats in Birds and Mammals.