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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