desquamate

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verb des·qua·mate \ˈdes-kwə-ˌmāt\

Definition of desquamate

desquamated

desquamating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to peel off in scales

desquamation

play \ˌdes-kwə-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of desquamate

Latin desquamatus, past participle of desquamare to scale, from de- + squama scale


First Known Use: 1828


Medical Dictionary

desquamate

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intransitive verb des·qua·mate \ˈdes-kwə-ˌmāt\

Medical Definition of desquamate

desquamated

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desquamating

  1. :  to peel off in the form of scales :  scale off <desquamated epithelial cells>

desquamation

\ˌdes-kwə-ˈmā-shən\play noun

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