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keratinization

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noun ke·ra·ti·ni·za·tion \ˌker-ə-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən, kə-ˌra-tə-nə-\

Definition of keratinization

  1. :  conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue

keratinize play \ˈker-ə-tə-ˌnīz, kə-ˈra-tə-ˌnīz\ verb


Circa 1887

First Known Use of keratinization

circa 1887


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keratinization

noun ke·ra·ti·ni·za·tion

Medical Definition of keratinization

  1. :  conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue



Variants of keratinization

or British keratinisation \ˌker-ət-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən, kə-ˌrat-ən-ə-\play play

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