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epithelialize

 [ep″ĭ-the´le-al-īz]
to cover with epithelium.
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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.
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None of the animal fell into 1/3rd epithelialized category.
The pedicled flap used in this study is a wide-based, epithelialized version of the traditional inferiorly based flaps used during reduction mammaplasty.
In a second step, the whole scar area was sub totally de epithelialized using the above described energy mode in order to obtain an even regeneration and optical blending.
Closed NTDs, on the other hand, are abnormalities encountered with a clinical picture of completely closed neural tissue, localized under an epithelialized layer, which occurs because of the failure of secondary neurulation (1, 5).
Comparison of de- epithelialized amniotic membrane transplantation and conjunctivalautograft after primary pterygium excision.
Guasti et al., "Towards reconstruction of epithelialized cartilages from autologous adipose tissue-derived stem cells," Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2016.
The OAC is often confused with the oroantral fistula (OAF) which is defined as a persistent epithelialized open communication [1].
It is believed that the epithelialized surfaces of perianal fistulae provide an entry point for the HPV virus [11].
Further, another study has observed that Wnt signalling acts transiently in inducing MET and that downregulation of [beta]-catenin activity is essential for the fully epithelialized state of the renal vesicle [20].