from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The emergence of an adult insect from a pupal case or an insect larva from an egg.

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  • n. The emergence of an insect from the pupa case, or of a larva from the egg

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of emerging from a covering or concealment; specifically, in entomology, the escape of an insect from the pupaor chrysalis-case.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French éclosion, from éclore, to open, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *exclaudere, to shut out : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin claudere, to shut.


  • In that case it would mean that the writings included were a new development like the eclosion of leaf, flower, or branch.

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  • It is just possible that their early eclosion forces this method of exit upon them,

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  • O'Keefe SL, Primrose DA, Hodgetts RB (2007) A neuropeptide hormone cascade controls the precise onset of post-eclosion cuticular tanning in

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  • While dopamine levels change as a function of development, the most significant changes in dopamine levels occur coincident with eclosion and cuticular tanning, which are events that preceded these observations Corazonin neuronal alterations impact the levels of dopamine.

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  • In the fly Drosophila melanogaster, neuronal plasticity of synaptic terminals in the first optic neuropil, or lamina, depends on early visual experience within a critical period after eclosion [1].

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  • Due to the eye-specific expression of MJDtrQ78, cytotoxicity is manifested as disruption of eye morphology, depigmentation, and reduction in eye size and is observed in the progeny almost immediately after eclosion

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  • After eclosion, flies were maintained on supplemented food for approximately 24 h, and eye phenotypes were inspected microscopically.

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  • Survival was determined by successful development and eclosion as adults after larvae were cooled to − 30°C at 0. 5°C/min, removed to room temperature and placed individually on rearing medium and allowed to develop at 17°C, c.

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  • Blanchardon E, Grima B, Klarsfeld A, Chelot E, Hardin PE, et al. (2001) Defining the role of Drosophila lateral neurons in the control of circadian rhythms in motor activity and eclosion by targeted genetic ablation and PERIOD protein overexpression.

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  • We found that the diet treatment significantly altered the weight of crickets at eclosion.

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