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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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Domnina et al., "Multi-potent mesenchymal stem cells of desquamated endometrium: isolation, characterization and use as feeder layer for maintenance of human embryonic stem cell lines," Tsitologiia, vol.
After 8 days of basic treatment, the ulcer size of patients in the control group had decreased, the ulcerous pseudomembrane had partially desquamated, there was reduced congestion surrounding the ulcers, and there was a decreased VAS score compared with that before treatment (Table 5).
These changes consisted of desquamated cells and the presence of detritus in the septal lumen.
The pathophysiologic hallmark of EBMD is an abnormality in the formation and maintenance of the epithelial basement membrane adhesion complex of the corneal epithelium and desquamated epithelial cells.
Cleansing removes environmental contaminants, personal secretions, and desquamated corneocytes.
Keratosis Obturans (KO) is the accumulation of desquamated keratin appearing as large plug in the external auditory canal.
Syncytium covering the stem villi is desquamated on considerable extent and replaced with fibrinoid.
aureus to adhere to human desquamated nasal epithelial cells, while the expression of SdrE did not promote adhesion.
(1,3) Saliva is a complex mixture including components such as salivary gland secretions, mucosal transudations, desquamated epithelial cells, expectorated bronchial and nasal secretions, bacteria and bacterial products, viruses, and food debris.
The cells in the sulci of the glands were low columnar, while the cells lining the folds were tall columnar and mostly desquamated (Fig.
Endogenous materials may include dried nasal secretions, such as mucus, desquamated epithelium, blood clots, and, rarely, an ectopic tooth, any of which materials might provide a nidus for the deposition of minerals (1).