keratinize

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