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keratinize

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

(kĕr′ă-tĭn-īz) [Gr. keras, horn]
To become hard or horny; usually said of tissue.
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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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(b) x4 magnification of the same area; this demonstrates infiltrating nests of keratinising squamous cell carcinoma associated with a host inflammatory response.
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Histologically, it was identified as well-differentiated keratinising squamous cell carcinoma, with invasion of the muscularis propria in a number of fragments.
Table 1: Shows the age distribution of patients and their diagnosis Premalignant Age group Squamous Mild Moderate Severe in years metaplasia dysplasia dysplasia dysplasia 25-34 3 2 1 0 35-44 8 6 0 1 45-54 4 0 0 0 55-64 4 1 1 1 65-75 1 2 0 0 Malignant Age group Total Keratinising Non- in years squamous cell Keratinising carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma 25-34 6 (17.1%) 2 1 35-44 15 (42.85%) 17 4 45-54 4 (11.42%) 12 1 55-64 7 (20.0%) 7 7 65-75 3 (8.57%) 7 2 Malignant Age group Adenoc Adeno- Total in years arcinoma squamous carcinoma 25-34 0 0 3 (4.61%) 35-44 1 0 22 (33.84%) 45-54 1 1 15 (23.07%) 55-64 1 1 16 (45.71%) 65-75 0 0 9 (13.8%) Table 2: Shows apoptotic indices, mitotic indices and turnover indices in various histological groups of cervical epithelial lesions Diagnosis No.