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exfoliate

(ĕks-fō′lē-āt′)
v. exfoli·ated, exfoli·ating, exfoli·ates
v.tr.
1. To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
2. To cast off in scales, flakes, or splinters.
v.intr.
To come off or separate into flakes, scales, or layers.

ex·fo′li·a′tion n.
ex·fo′li·a′tive adj.
ex·fo′li·a′tor n.
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Micronuclei in oral exfoliated cells is a marker of chromosomal damage caused by genotoxic agents from tobacco and tobacco-related substances, alcohol, etc.
(17) The micronucleus assay in exfoliated buccal cells is a useful and minimally invasive method for monitoring genetic damage in humans.
The morphology of nanoclay was observed as predominantly intercalated with some exfoliated regions.
5 shows the exfoliated I.30E nanoclay in epoxy resin prepared by high shear milling technique.
If the time is too long, it will damage Mo[S.sub.2] nanosheets and affect their properties, while if the time is too short, the large flakes cannot be exfoliated effectively.
Figure 3 shows the Raman spectra ranging from 40 [cm.sup.-1] to 1000 [cm.sup.-1] of Mo[S.sub.2] nanosheets exfoliated and the starting powder.
Recent studies have explored achieving exfoliated structures from nanosized clays in a wide range of polymer matrices using a variety of processing methods [27].
In body fluids, such as sputum, the number of exfoliated tumor cells is often low compared to the number of normal cells, making it difficult to detect these abnormal cells by routine cytopathology.
In this study, synthesis of graphene from the graphite intercalation compound K[C.sub.8] was prepared from exfoliated graphite as a host carbon material for the purpose of getting many thinner graphene layers.
The purpose of this PA is to develop novel technologies for capturing, enriching, and preserving exfoliated abnormal cells and macromolecules in body fluids or effusions and to develop methods for concentrating the enriched cells for biomarker studies.
The dispersion formulation uses exfoliated vermiculite with very large aspect ratio vermiculite plates mixed with butyl rubber.
Increased micronuclei in exfoliated bladder cells of individuals who chronically ingest arsenic-contaminated water in Nevada.