Medical Dictionary

keratinize

verb ke·ra·ti·nize
variants: or British keratinise play \ˈker-ət-ə-ˌnīz, kə-ˈrat-ᵊn-ˌīz\

medical Definition of keratinize

keratinized or British keratinised; keratinizing or British keratinising
transitive verb
: to make keratinous
  • tissues keratinized by friction
intransitive verb
: to become keratinous or converted into keratin
  • a keratinizing scar

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