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Related to epithelialized: epithelization
to cover with epithelium.
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v. epithelial·ized, epithelial·izing, epithelial·izes or epithe·lized or epithe·lizing or epithe·lizes
To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
To become covered with epithelial tissue.
ep′i·the′li·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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