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keratinize

[ker-uh-tn-ahyz] /ˈkɛr ə tnˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), keratinized, keratinizing.
1.
to make or become keratinous.
Also, especially British, keratinise.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; keratin + -ize
Related forms
keratinization, noun
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  • This process is called keratinization and takes place within weeks.
British Dictionary definitions for keratinization

keratinize

/kɪˈrætɪˌnaɪz; ˈkɛrətɪ-/
verb
1.
to become or cause to become impregnated with keratin
Derived Forms
keratinization, keratinisation, noun
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keratinization in Medicine

keratinization ker·a·tin·i·za·tion (kěr'ə-tn-ĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The conversion of squamous epithelial cells into a horny material, such as nails. Also called cornification.

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