Definition of desquamate
: to peel off in scales
desquamationplay \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
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