epithelialize


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epithelialize

 [ep″ĭ-the´le-al-īz]
to cover with epithelium.

epithelialize

/ep·i·the·li·a·lize/ (-the´le-al-īz″) to cover with epithelium.

epithelialize

(ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ə-līz′) or

epithelize

(-thē′līz)
v. epithelial·ized, epithelial·izing, epithelial·izes or epithe·lized or epithe·lizing or epithe·lizes
v.tr.
To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
v.intr.
To become covered with epithelial tissue.

ep′i·the′li·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

epithelialize

to cover with epithelium.
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Furthermore, skin wounds treated with fraction C presented a better healing than wounds treated with fraction D; in fact, they appear to epithelialize faster and the rate of wound contraction is higher as compared to wounds treated with fraction D, where macrophages, fibroblasts and neovasculature in the granulation tissue still coexist 7 days after wounding.
However, when growth factor is used to cover the wound and promote healing, a skin graft can be performed or the wound can be permitted to epithelialize naturally.
Some parts of the dermis remained bare at the end of operation with expectation of the exposed dermis to epithelialize by the conjunctiva eventually.