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Molting MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Molting
Tree Number(s)
G07.345.500.550.750
Unique ID
D018978
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018978
Scope Note
Periodic casting off FEATHERS; HAIR; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in ARTHROPODS, skin renewal in AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES, and the shedding of winter coats in BIRDS and MAMMALS.
Entry Term(s)
Ecdysis
Moulting
See Also
Ecdysone
Ecdysterone
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/05/24
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Molting Preferred
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