desquamate

verb
des·​qua·​mate | \ ˈde-skwə-ˌmāt How to pronounce desquamate (audio) \
desquamated; desquamating

Definition of desquamate

intransitive verb

: to peel off in scales

Other Words from desquamate

desquamation \ ˌde-​skwə-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce desquamate (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desquamate. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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desquamate

intransitive verb
des·​qua·​mate | \ ˈdes-kwə-ˌmāt How to pronounce desquamate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce desquamate (audio) \ noun

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