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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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Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy demonstrates the desquamating lesions of the subglottic region (arrow) (A) and the posterior cricoid, aryepiglottic folds, and piriform sinuses (arrows) (B).
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The patients developed alopecia, brittle nails, desquamating dermatitis, and an increased susceptibility to infection (Gottschlich, Alexander, & Bower, 1990; Krause & Arlin, 1992; Sardesai, 1992).
After a few days, the top layers of skin begin desquamating or flaking, similar to what happens after a mild sunburn.
According to Erhardt, this desquamating formula "has an unique absorbing and polishing action very different from that of exfoliants.