keratinize

keratinize

[ker-uh-tn-ahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), keratinized, keratinizing.
to make or become keratinous.
Also, especially British, keratinise.


Origin:
1895–1900; keratin + -ize

keratinization, noun
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keratinize or keratinise (kɪˈrætɪˌnaɪz, ˈkɛrətɪ-, kɪˈrætɪˌnaɪz, ˈkɛrətɪ-)
 
vb
to become or cause to become impregnated with keratin
 
keratinise or keratinise
 
vb
 
keratini'zation or keratinise
 
n
 
keratini'sation or keratinise
 
n

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