ecdysis

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ecdysis

[′ek·də·səs]
(invertebrate zoology)
Molting of the outer cuticular layer of the body, as in insects and crustaceans.
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Ingesting 20E caused decreased feeding in larvae, exosmosis of ecdysial fluid, failure of removal of the old head capsule or exuvium, morphogenesis into a deformed pupa, bulging of the hindgut, and supernumerary instars.
indicates that the long-held view that [eclosion hormone] is the sole mediator of ecdysial behavior and physiology is too simplistic," asserts James W.
Posterior spiracles asymmetrical, with 3 lobes, 2 with spiracular openings that radiate from the ecdysial scar (Fig.