exuvia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exuvia, from exuo.

Noun[edit]

exuvia (plural exuviae)

  1. (biology) The remains of an exoskeleton that is left after an insect, crustacean or arachnid has molted.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exuvia f (genitive exuviae); first declension

  1. (chiefly in the plural) spoils, booty; skin of a snake etc. sloughed off

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative exuvia exuviae
genitive exuviae exuviārum
dative exuviae exuviīs
accusative exuviam exuviās
ablative exuviā exuviīs
vocative exuvia exuviae