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Definition of Eclosion

Eclosion: The emergence of an adult insect from its pupal case, or the hatching of an insect larva from an egg. From the French eclosion, from eclore, to open.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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