keratinized epithelium

ker·at·i·niz·ed ep·i·the·li·um

(keri-tin-īzd epi-thēlē-ŭm)
Outer protective surface of stratified squamous epithelium.
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HPV infection of keratinized epithelium, such as the penile skin, might generate lower and weaker immune responses than infection of mucosal epithelium such as the cervix or anal canal.
Odontogenic keratocysts are dentigerous or primordial in origin, lined with keratinized epithelium, and more prevalent in the posterior portions of the body and ramus of the mandible.
In men, the goal of immunization is more challenging--protection of abraded keratinized epithelium, the investigator continued.
We also found pseudostratified cylindrical nonciliated epithelium and stratified squamous keratinized epithelium.
Stratified squamous epithelium (keratinized and nonkeratinized combined) was significantly more prevalent in the APS (55%) than in the APINC (5%); stratified squamous keratinized epithelium was present only in the APS.