Medical Dictionary

exfoliation

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noun ex·fo·li·a·tion \(ˌ)eks-ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of exfoliation

  1. :  the action or process of exfoliating: asa:  the peeling of the horny layer of the skin (as in some skin diseases)b:  the shedding of surface components (as cells from internal body surfaces)c:  the shedding of a superficial layer of bone or of a tooth or part of a tooth

exfoliative

\eks-ˈfō-lē-ˌāt-iv\play adjective

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