terminal anecdysis

terminal anecdysis
When maximum size is reached, no more ecdyses occur; see anecdysis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • anecdysis — n. [Gr. an, without; ekdysis, molt] 1. Ecdysis in which successive molts are separated by long intermolt phases. 2. Terminal anecdysis when maximum size is reached and no further ecdyses occur …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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