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keratinize

(kĕr′ə-tə-nīz′)
intr.v. keratin·ized, keratin·izing, keratin·izes
To undergo keratinization.

keratinize

[ker′ətinīz]
to make or become horny tissue.

keratinize

(kĕr′ă-tĭn-īz) [Gr. keras, horn]
To become hard or horny; usually said of tissue.

Patient discussion about keratinize

Q. skins does excrete oil and keratin what exactly is the whitish cape up that you can squeeze out from underskin

A. It sounds like you refer to sebum, an oily substance secreted by (how surprising :) ) sebaceus glands attached to the hair root. It's important for the skin, although abnormal secretion of it may cause diseases such as acne.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebum#Sebum

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Aim: to remove the keratinised layer from the MG orifices
Best for: patients with MGD, particularly if keratinised surface debris visible along the lid margin
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This results in an increased production of keratinised cells, which ultimately produces a thicker and stronger hair.
The width of the attached gingiva was then calculated by subtracting the sulcus depth from the total width of keratinised tissue.
At 4h time interval the keratinised epithelium was easily scrubbed off by blunt edge of BP handle while the serosal layer was delaminated by applying mechanical assistance and results in complete de-epithelialisation and delamination.
Microscopic examination also revealed complete removal of keratinised epithelium and serosal layer.
The histopathological features show a non- keratinised epithelium with cuboidal cells of 2-3 cell layer thickness.
The histopathological sections shows a thin non keratinised epithelium in the cystic lining where the cells are palisiding in the basal layer and they resemble with that of columnar cells with nuclei exhibiting reverse polarity resembling that of ameloblasts.