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 \ ˌe-​pə-​ˌthē-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce epithelialization (audio) \

Definition of epithelialization

: 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.

Other Words from epithelialization

epithelialize \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈthē-​lē-​ə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce epithelialization (audio) \ or less commonly epithelize \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈthē-​ˌlīz How to pronounce epithelialization (audio) \ verb
The prepared impregnated gauzes provide a moist environment that helps wounds epithelialize more rapidly. — Wissam Zam et al.

First Known Use of epithelialization

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epithelialization was circa 1934

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“Epithelialization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epithelialization. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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variants: or British epithelialisation \ ˌe-​pə-​ˌthē-​lē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce epithelialization (audio) \ also epithelization or British epithelisation \ ˌe-​pə-​ˌthē-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce epithelialization (audio) \

Medical Definition of epithelialization

: the process of becoming covered with or converted to epithelium rapid epithelialization of wounds


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