desquamate

verb des·qua·mate \ ˈdes-kwə-ˌmāt \

Definition of desquamate

desquamated; desquamating
: 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


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desquamate

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

medical Definition of desquamate

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

desquamation

play \ˌdes-kwə-ˈmā-shən\ noun

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