keratinization

noun
ke·​ra·​ti·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌker-ə-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce keratinization (audio) , kə-ˌra-tə-nə- How to pronounce keratinization (audio) \

Definition of keratinization

: conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue

Other Words from keratinization

keratinize \ ˈker-​ə-​tə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce keratinization (audio) , kə-​ˈra-​tə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce keratinization (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keratinization. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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keratinization

noun
ke·​ra·​ti·​ni·​za·​tion
variants: or British keratinisation \ ˌker-​ət-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce keratinization (audio) , kə-​ˌrat-​ᵊn-​ə-​ How to pronounce keratinization (audio) \

Medical Definition of keratinization

: conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue

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