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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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