n. [Gr. apo, away; lysis, loosen]
The first process of molting, characterized by the detachment of the old cuticle from the underlying hypodermal (epidermal) cells; see ecdysis.
The detachment of a gravid proglottid in tapeworms; apolytic a; see anapolysis.

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