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exfoliation

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

medical Definition of exfoliation

:the action or process of exfoliating: as
a :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

play \eks-ˈfō-lē-ˌāt-iv\ adjective

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