Pronounced: bell-es-PREE, noun
Notes: Another word I don’t know (but a good one)
The word ecdysis is “the shedding of an outer layer; molting”
This word came into English in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
Our word came from the Greek word ekdysis, which is from ekdyein (to take off), which is made of ek- (out; off) and dyein (to put on).