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Definition of the noun molting

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  1. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles


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Google previewThe Backyard Chicken Bible (2014)

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens by Eric Lofgren

Molting is the act of shedding old feathers to be replaced with a new heavier coat of feathers in preparation for winter's cold. Molting is much like a dog shedding, only it happens during different seasons.

Google previewK9 Complete Care (2003)

A Manual for Physically and Mentally Healthy Working Dogs by Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak

Molting is a process in which the old and dead hairs are loosed and new hairs develop. The summer coat stays...

Google previewIntroduction to Marine Biology (2012)

by George Karleskint, Richard Turner, James Small

Molting is a very important part of the crustacean life cycle. Stages are diagrammed in Figure 9-34. While the animal is ...

Google previewWalden X 40 (2012)

Essays on Thoreau by Robert Beverley Ray

Although molting is a natural ...

Google previewHow Fast Can a Falcon Dive? (2010)

Fascinating Answers to Questions about Birds of Prey by Peter Capainolo, Carol A. Butler

Molting is the periodic loss and regrowth of feathers, a natural process in all birds . Feathers are amazingly strong and resilient structures, but over time they become worn, frayed, broken, and faded, making them less useful, and so they are lost ...

Google previewA Hummingbird in My House (2010)

The Story of Squeak by Arnette Heidcamp

The Molt Molting is the gradual, periodic replacement of old and worn-out feathers The molting season and the duration of the molt cycle is different in the various species of hummingbird. With some species the molt is an annual event, while ...

Google previewHow to Keep Backyard Chickens (2014)

A Straightforward Beginner's Guide by Jill b.

Molting Rooster Molting Molting is a natural process of feather Roosters.

Google previewThe Baculoviruses (2013)

by Lois K. Miller

As mentioned earlier, molting is an essential part of insect development and is controlled by ecdysteroid hormones, such as 20-hydroxyecdysone. The Synthesis of ecdysteroids during larval and pupal development occurs mainly in the ...

Google previewBeautiful Butterflies (2008)

by Meish Goldish

Shedding and growing an exoskeleton is called molting. Caterpillars molt about four times as they grow bigger. adult Monarch butterfly A World of Color Butterflies are important. 15.

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians (2014)

by Monica M. Tighe, Marg Brown

Molting is the process of shedding and regrowth of feathers, influenced by season, temperature, nutrition, stress, species , and sex. Molting occurs systematically at least yearly and does not usually leave ...

Google previewBackyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery (2014)

A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners by Cheryl B. Greenacre, Teresa Y. Morishita

Molting is a period of time during which the hen needs to rest its reproductive system. The oviduct regresses until the hen begins a new lay cycle. Figure 17.5 An egg with both blood spots (left circle) and meat spots (right circle). Thin egg white ...

Google previewEating Between the Lines (2007)

A Guide to Food Labels by Kimberly Lord Stewart

Molting is a normal occurrence when hens hormone levels decline, appetite drops, and feathers fall out — it's somewhat like a four-month perimenopause for hens. When this unavoidable reproductive metamorphosis is over, the hens lay eggs ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Implications Non-steroidal molting hormone agonists which bind to the functional ecdysteroid receptor are used for insect ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Molting: The process of digesting the old cuticle, secreting the new cuticle, and shedding the old cuticle (Fig. 167). Molting fluid: A substance secreted by the epidermal cells; contains chitinase and protease and digests old endocuticle (Fig .

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

ecdysial cleavage line see epicranial suture ecdysial fluid see molting fluid ecdysial glands see prothoracic glands ecdysial membrane ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

molting, the periodic shedding of the cuticle of arthropods. Ecdysis is of great antiquity, since fossil trilobites in exuvial condition have been collected from Cambrian strata. 2. in dinofla— gellates, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (2013)

by Marc Bekoff, Carron A. Meaney

INDUCED MOLTING. See CHICKENS. INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEES (IACUCs) Since 1985,withextensive revision oftheLaboratory AnimalWelfare Act* and the adoption of new policies by the National Institutes of ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

They congregate on low-lying ground just behind the beach where they remain throughout the molting period. Masses of elephant seals gather in wallows, areas where the vegetation has been killed and the ground has become hollowed out ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (2010)

by Leslie A. Duram

An insecticide that targets a relatively specific insect hormone that regulates molting is, in general, less likely to be acutely toxic to humans than an insecticide that interferes with neurotransmission in insects and humans alike (as do the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

MOLTING The exoskeleton of arthropods provides protection from predatots, abrasion, desiccation, and invading organisms (Fig. 1). It also gives structural support and allows for the antagonistic muscle movement. The rigid nature of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

by secretion of inactive proteolytic and chitinolytic enzymes, and other proteins, to form the “molting gel” that fills the space between the old cuticle and the apical border of the epidermis. Later activation of these enzymes at the end of the molt ...

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

by Frank J. Dye

ecdysis See: molting. ecdysone the ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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