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exfoliate

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verb ex·fo·li·ate \-ˈfō-lē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of exfoliate

ex·fo·li·at·edex·fo·li·at·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to cast off in scales or laminae

  3. 2:  to remove the surface of in scales or laminae

  4. 3:  to shed (teeth) by exfoliation

  5. intransitive verb

  6. 1:  to split into or give off scales, laminae, or body cells

  7. 2:  to come off in thin layers or scales :  scale off





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