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cornification

 [kor″nĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
conversion of epithelium to the stratified squamous type.

ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

(ker'ă-tin'i-zā'shŭn),
Keratin formation or development of a horny layer; may also apply to premature formation of keratin.
Synonym(s): cornification

cornification

/cor·ni·fi·ca·tion/ (kor″nĭ-fĭ-ka´shun)
2. conversion of epithelium to the stratified squamous type.

cornification

(kôr′nə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
The process by which squamous epithelial cells in vertebrate animals develop into tough protective layers or structures such as hair, hooves, and the outer layer of skin; the final stage of keratinization.

cornification

[kôr′nifikā′shən]
the conversion of cells into the horny layer of the skin. Also called keratinization. cornify, v.

ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

(ker'ă-tin-ī-zā'shŭn)
Keratin formation or development of a horny layer; may also apply to premature formation of keratin.
Synonym(s): cornification.

cornification

the formation of KERATIN in the epidermis from epidermal cells, as occurs in the skin when subjected to abrasive stresses.

cornification

keratinization

ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

(ker'ă-tin-ī-zā'shŭn)
Keratin formation or development of a horny layer.
Synonym(s): cornification.

cornification (kor´nifikā´shən),

n the conversion of epithelium to a hornlike substance.
Keratinization is a more specific term. See also keratin.

cornification

1. conversion into keratin, or horn.
2. conversion of epithelium to the stratified squamous type.
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The original resection site on the right foot was covered with well-differentiated squamous epithelium, with regular but exuberant cornification (orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis).
Two classical in vivo assays, the rodent uterine wet weight assay and the vaginal cornification assay, have traditionally been used for testing estrogenic activity of compounds.
In rats and mice, phthalates are inactive in uterotrophic assays and do not induce vaginal cornification (Kanno et al.
In a classical sense, the term "estrogenic" refers to the ability of a chemical to mimic a principal in vivo action of the hormone estradiol, such as stimulating cornification of the vaginal epithelium, evoking estrus behavior or "heat" (the receptivity of a female animal for a male), or inducing uterine en- largement (Baird et al.
Consequently, it is not surprising that consumption of soy-supplemented diets is associated with the low-level stimulation of vaginal cornification in postmenopausal women (3).
Historically, several candidate systems are available: a vaginal cornification and keratinization response (6), a water imbibition response of the uterus after a single dose of the test compound (7), and a uterine tissue weight increase after several doses of the test compound (8-10).
The ensuing morphologic changes include proliferation of mammary gland epithelium (23), cell proliferation and cornification of the vagina (14,24), and an increase in the wet weight, epithelial cell height, and mucous secretion of the uterus (14,16).