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Definition of the verb desquamate

What does desquamate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: desquamated | desquamating | desquamates

  1. peel off in scales

Alternative definition of the verb desquamate


  1. To shed or peel

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Google previewHuman Anatomy and Physiology (2010)

Study Notes by Adeyemi Olubummo

Desquamate is the sloughing off of the older cells as they are replaced by the deeper layers when they undergo mitosis 2. During keratinization the cells are filled with keratin as they move outward, die, and serve as a layer to resist abrasion.

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

desquamate* desquamat- : de~t off + squama, scale.] To shed, peel, or scale off. — Used of skin. — des qua-ma 'tion «. des-sert (di-zurt') n. [OFr.

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2009)

by Mosby

desquamate,v.,desquamative /deskwam′tiv/, adj. desquamative gingivitis/ deskwam′tiv/, a gingival inflammation characterized by peeling of the epithelium. In its chronic state, it is most frequently associated with the hormonal changes of ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

DESQUAMATE • Normal shedding of the skin. DETERGENTS • Any of a group of synthetic, organic, liquid, or water-soluble cleansing ingredients that, unlike soap, are not prepared from fats and oils and are not inactivated by hard water.

Google previewA Medical Dictionary: containing an explanation of the terms in surgery , medicine, etc. Second edition (1813)

by John James Watt

surface of the body, and an affection of the throat, but the efi'lorescence may take place without any affection of the throat, and vice versa: the spots are large and irregular, and after a few days desquamate and fall ofi'.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

HTR, to desquamate. TT# 3-RHT HT GRITYHT Scaled. Crusted. Q'feet; sift-RT, GUSRR Scaling. The formation of crusts. TiffTCUT, Tiêraaa; STEEH, qafsaf & HaT Scall. A division of skin diseases, comprising of impetigo, eczema, psoriasis.

Google previewA compendious Medical Dictionary, containing an explanation of the terms in Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, etc (1798)

by Robert HOOPER (M.D.)

sighing; perspiration os a strong and peculiar smell; emption preceded by a sense of pricking, first on the neck and breast, of small red pimples, which in two days become white pustules, desquamate, and are succeeded by. fresh pimples.

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

day-mate desquamate hamate playmate way-mate ante-chamber chamber cambric blameful flameful shameful aimless blameless claimless fameless flameless frameless gameless nameless shameless tameless gamely lamely namely ...

Google previewEnglish Khasi Dictionary (1988)

Desquamate (de-skwa'mat) vi. Khoh (kum ia ka dohkha). Desquamation (des- kwa-ma'shun) n. Kaba khoh. Dessert (dez-erf) n. Ka pliang ba ki ai ha ka jingbam ja miet kaba khadduh ia wai. Destination (des-tin-a'shun) n. Kaba kut jong ka ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

release of growth factors and increased mitosis of overlying epidermal cells, increased epidermal transit rate and imperfect keratinization; immature keratinocytes reach the outer skin surface and fail to desquamate in the normal manner; ...

Google previewThe Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

Miliaria, miliary fever, is merely a symptomatic eruption of small red pimples about the neck and face, which in two days become white pustules, and desquamate.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

desquamate. 4 peel 5 scale 7 peel off 8 flake off, scale off 9 exfoliate ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

The erosion begins as a dry and slightly raised reddish spot, which soon begins to desquamate but is not painful. The spot is circular at first, but it soon becomes irregular owing to ulceration. The surface of the ulcer is bright coloured, smooth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Practical Medicine (1904)

by Alfred Stengel

the epithelium desquamate and form gray shreds lying in close proximity to the intestinal wall. The fecal contents of the intestine are usually liquid ; this is due in part to the exudation of large quantities of fluid from the inflamed intestinal wall, ...

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