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Humans do shed skin. When skin cells die, it falls off your body it's called

Desquamation. Every hour nearly 40,000 skin cells are shed, and it takes one skin cell about a month to complete the desquamation process. In fact, person from 2009 that says humans don't shed, the dust in your home is mostly dead skin cells. Your dead skin literally falls off your body.

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Q: What is the process of skin shedding called in humans?
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What is shedding of skin in an insect called?

The process of shedding skin in insects is Ecdysis.

What is the process of the snake shedding its skin called?

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