Definition of premoult in English:

premoult

(also premolt)

adjective

Zoology
  • Existing or occurring just before a change of plumage in birds, the shedding and replacement of the integument of arthropods, etc.

noun

Zoology
  • A premoult stage or period.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From pre- + moult.

Pronunciation

premoult

/ˌpriːˈməʊlt/