keratinize

verb
ke·​ra·​ti·​nize
variants: or British keratinise \ ˈker-​ət-​ə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce keratinize (audio) , kə-​ˈrat-​ᵊn-​ˌīz How to pronounce keratinize (audio) \
keratinized or British keratinised; keratinizing or British keratinising

Medical Definition of keratinize

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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“Keratinize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratinize. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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