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Molting

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Description of Molting

Molting: casting off feathers, hair, or cuticle; 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.
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Molting: Periodic 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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