keratinization

noun
ke·​ra·​ti·​ni·​za·​tion | \ˌker-ə-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən, kə-ˌra-tə-nə-\

Definition of keratinization 

: conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue

Other Words from keratinization

keratinize \ˈker-​ə-​tə-​ˌnīz, kə-​ˈra-​tə-​ˌnīz \ verb

First Known Use of keratinization

circa 1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keratinization

keratin + -ization

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keratinization

noun
ke·​ra·​ti·​ni·​za·​tion
variants: or British keratinisation \ˌker-​ət-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən, kə-​ˌrat-​ᵊn-​ə-​ \

Medical Definition of keratinization 

: conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue

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