ep·​i·​the·​li·​al·​i·​za·​tion ˌe-pə-ˌthē-lē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce epithelialization (audio)
variants or less commonly epithelization
: the process of becoming covered with or converted to epithelium
… a month of treatment resulted in the increase of incidence of wound complete epithelialization by 2.58 times …Victor Aleksandrovich Stupin et al.
epithelialize verb
or less commonly epithelize
The prepared impregnated gauzes provide a moist environment that helps wounds epithelialize more rapidly. Wissam Zam et al.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epithelialization was circa 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Epithelialization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epithelialization. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or British epithelialisation also epithelization or British epithelisation
: the process of becoming covered with or converted to epithelium
rapid epithelialization of wounds
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