The shedding of the epidermis in the form of fine scales.
Synonym(s): branny desquamation
[L. de, away from, + furfur, bran]
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defurfuration(dē″fĕr-fū-rā′shŭn) [″ + furfur, bran]
Shedding of epidermis in scales; branny desquamation. It may occur in various skin conditions, including seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, ichthyosis, and eczema.
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