Definitions of exuviæ

  1. eks-[= u]' vi-[= e], cast-off skins, shells, or other coverings of animals: ( geol.) fossil shells and other remains of animals.-- adj. EX[= U]' VIAL.-- v.i. EX[= U]' VI[= A]TE, to lay aside an old covering or condition for a new one.-- n. EXUVI[= A]' TION, the act of exuviating. [ L., from exu[) e]re, to draw off.]