an·ec·dy·sis (an-ekґdĭ-sis) [an-1 + ecdysis] a long period during the molting cycle of arthropods when there are no signs of either recovery from a molt or preparations for the next molt.

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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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