molt
With reference to crustaceans, a clearly defined series of activities that precede, include and follows shedding of the shell (ecdysis). Among these activities are limb regeneration, decalcification of the old shell, laying down of the new shell, and hardening of the new shell [Bliss, 1982].
(Subclass Copepoda):
The transition from one developmental stage to the next [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • Molt — Molt, Moult Moult, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Molted} or {Moulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Molting} or {Moulting}.] [OE. mouten, L. mutare. See {Mew} to molt, and cf. {Mute}, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, {moult}; but as the {u} has not been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • molt — Molt, Moult Moult, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Molted} or {Moulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Molting} or {Moulting}.] [OE. mouten, L. mutare. See {Mew} to molt, and cf. {Mute}, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, {moult}; but as the {u} has not been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molt — bezeichnet den Gründer der ersten Waldorfschule, siehe Emil Molt ein Volumenmaß in Deutschland, siehe Molt (Einheit) Molt (Montana), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • molt´er — molt «mohlt», verb, noun. –v.i. to shed feathers, skin, hair, shell, ntlers, or other growths, before a new growth. Birds, snakes, insects, and crustaceans molt. –v.t. to shed (feathers, skin, or other growths): »We saw the snake molt its skin.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Molt — Molt, obs. imp. of {Melt}. Chaucer. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molt — Molt, Moult Moult, v. t. To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molt — Molt, Moult Moult, n. The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • molt — [məult US moult] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: mout to molt (14 17 centuries), from Old English mutian to change , from Latin mutare; MUTATE] the American spelling of ↑moult …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • molt — molt·er; molt; …   English syllables

  • molt — [mōlt] vi. [ME mouten (with unhistoric l after FAULT, in which the letter was orig. silent) < OE (be)mutian, to exchange < L mutare, to change: see MUTATE] to cast off or shed the exoskeleton, hair, outer skin, horns, or feathers at certain …   English World dictionary

  • Molt — 1) in Westfalen 12 Stück Garn; 2) Fruchtmaß in Oldenburg, so v.w. Malter …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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