exuviae

NOUN
  1. cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms during ecdysis
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How To Use exuviae In A Sentence

  • Now, throughout the greater part of this long series of stratified rocks are scattered, sometimes very abundantly, multitudes of organic remains, the fossilized exuviae of animals and plants which lived and died while the mud of which the rocks are formed was yet soft ooze, and could receive and bury them. Essays
  • This assemblage, perhaps representing an accumulation of molted exuviae, was apparently preserved as the result of rapid burial by carbonate muds and silts during a storm event.
  • Whether the retainment of exuviae is characteristic of the species is open to question.
  • If I understand what was being said correctly, then "exuviae" classical meaning - armour stripped from a dead enemy, or skin taken from or shed by an animal is correctly a plural term that is used as a singular, in the same way that English speakers say "I take off my clothes" and never "I take off my cloth". Parade of cicada exuviae
  • I saw these exuviae* of cicadas last nite underneath one of the branches of a large pine tree I have in my backyard. Parade of cicada exuviae
  • All specimens are exuviae, with thin and fragile carapaces and abdomens and fragmentary bodies and appendages.
  • The rarity of human intrusion was evidenced by the mazes of rabbit-runs, the feathers of shy birds, the exuviae of reptiles; as also by the well-worn paths of squirrels down the sides of trunks, and thence horizontally away. Two on a Tower
  • In short, he imitated the serpents, who cast off their exuviae, that, being stripped of their old age, they may gather new strength. Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2
  • Pellicles: the exuviae or cast larval skins of many insects: in Coccidae more especially applied to the hardened larval skin attached to the puparia of Diaspinae. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • All specimens are exuviae, with thin and fragile carapaces and abdomens and fragmentary bodies and appendages.
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