desquamate

verb
des·qua·mate | \ ˈdes-kwə-ˌmāt \
desquamated; desquamating

Definition of desquamate 

intransitive verb

: to peel off in scales

Other words from desquamate

desquamation \ˌdes-kwə-ˈmā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of desquamate

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for desquamate

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

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desquamate

intransitive verb
des·qua·mate | \ ˈdes-kwə-ˌmāt \
desquamated; desquamating

Medical Definition of desquamate 

: to peel off in the form of scales : scale off desquamated epithelial cells

Other words from desquamate

desquamation \ˌdes-kwə-ˈmā-shən \ noun

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