desquamate


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des·qua·mate

(des'kwă-māt),
To shred, peel, or scale off, as the casting off of the epidermis in scales or shreds, or the shedding of the outer layer of any surface.
[L. desquamo, pp. -atus, to scale off, fr. squama, a scale]

desquamate

(dĕs′kwə-māt′)
intr.v. desqua·mated, desqua·mating, desqua·mates
To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.

des′qua·ma′tion n.

desquamate

(dĕs′kwă-māt) [L. desquamare, to remove scales]
To shed or scale off the surface epithelium.
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It is our theory that KADS releases those attachments and allows the cells to break down into individual flakes and desquamate.