furfuraceous desquamation


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furfuraceous desquamation

[fur′fərā′sē·əs]
Etymology: L, furfur, bran, desquamare, to scale off
the shedding of epidermis in large scales.

desquamation

(dĕs″kwă-mā′shŭn)
1. The peeling skin characteristic of postmature infants.
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DESQUAMATION OF THE SKIN OF THE PALM
2. Shedding of the epidermis. See: illustration

furfuraceous desquamation

Shedding of branlike scales.