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Molt (to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun molt

What does molt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: molts

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

Alternative definition of the noun molt


  1. The skin or feathers cast off during the process of molting.

Definition of the verb molt

What does molt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: molted | molting | molts

  1. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

Alternative definition of the verb molt


  1. [intransitive] To shed hair, feathers, skin, horns etc. and replace it by a fresh layer.
  2. [transitive] To shed in such a manner.


Molt a.k.a. Molt, Montana: Molt is an unincorporated community located in Stillwater County, Montana and has a postal ZIP code.


Molt is a fictional character from the 1998 film A Bug's Life.


"Molt" is a musical album of Nitroseed.

  • released in (10 years ago)


Molt a.k.a. transmembrane protein 132D is a gene.

  • also known as hypothetical protein LOC121256

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Google previewFarm Journal (1908)

A quick molt is usually a healthful and successful molt. An early molt is a quick one ; and a late ...

Google previewE-Commerce and Web Technologies (2008)

9th International Conference, EC-Web 2008 Turin, Italy, September 3-4, 2008, Proceedings by Giuseppe Psaila, Roland Wagner

Molt is an indicator of the investor's level on an option and it is attributed automatically depending on the number of options selected; (d) y ...

Google previewA Hummingbird in My House (2010)

The Story of Squeak by Arnette Heidcamp

With some species the molt is an annual event, while others molt more than once each year. The process uses a great deal of energy and has a definite affect on metabolism. When feathers are missing, the body loses heat more rapidly than ...

Google previewOrnithology (1995)

by Frank B. Gill

The complete molt is a major undertaking. The bird sheds and then regenerates thousands of feathers, roughly 25 to 40 percent of its lean dry mass (that is, excluding fat and water content). Molt draws significantly on protein and energy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

MOLT compared, but Heterocephalus is unique in the degree of communal living displayed. — John F. Eisenberg See also AFRICA, DESERTS OF; ASIA, DESERTS OF; BURROWING ANIMALS; CONVERGENT EVOLUTION; GOPHER; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen

Figure 1 Catastrophic-type molt in the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), where the upper epidermis ...

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Small photo of Penguin molting (moulting) feathers. Cute bird shedding feathers during molt (moult). Looking ugly in a disheveled state.Small photo of Cicada molt on the treeSmall photo of Insect molting, cicada molt on tree, with nature blurred background.Small photo of Insect molting, cicada molt on tree, with nature blurred background.Small photo of Insect molting, cicada molt on tree, with nature blurred background.Small photo of Molting in dog. Molt season: Alaskan malamute and brush with combed undercoat.Small photo of Molting in dog. Molt season: Alaskan malamute and brush with combed undercoat. More...

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Scrabble value of M3O1L1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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