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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ec·dy·sis /ˈɛkdəsəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ec·dy·sis /ˈɛkdəsəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ec·dy·sis n.; pl. Ecdyses   Biol. The act of shedding, or casting off, an outer cuticular layer, as in the case of serpents, lobsters, etc.; a coming out; as, the ecdysis of the pupa from its shell; exuviation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer
          skin in reptiles [syn: molt, molting, moult, moulting]
      [also: ecdyses (pl)]