Etymology
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moult

see molt.

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Definitions of moult
1
moult (v.)
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;
Synonyms: shed / molt / exuviate / slough
2
moult (n.)
periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles;
Synonyms: molt / molting / moulting / ecdysis
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