apolysis

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἀπόλυσις (apólusis) "discharge" (literally "absolution").

Noun[edit]

apolysis (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The separation of the cuticula from the epidermis in arthropods and related groups.
  2. (religion) A prayer of dismissal at the end of an Eastern Orthodox service