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intr.v. keratin·ized, keratin·izing, keratin·izes
To undergo keratinization.
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(kĕr′ă-tĭn-īz) [Gr. keras, horn]
To become hard or horny; usually said of tissue.
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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.

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At the same time, the vulvar tumor was unexpectedly keratinizing ISCC.
During this internal study histology review, samples were assigned histologic type and subtype (eg, nonkeratinizing SCC, keratinizing SCC).
This classification consisted of type I (keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma), type II (differentiated nonkeratinizing carcinoma), and type III (undifferentiated nonkeratinizing carcinoma) (Figure 3).
(8) who also reported that there was no statistically significant difference in the apoptotic and mitotic cell counts between non-keratinizing and Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma (KCC).
Keratinizing moderately differentiated invasive SCC (H&E, original magnification 20x); D.
Tricohyalin is expressed in keratinizing filiform papilla of tongue, nail matrix, new born foreskin epidermis and in isolated cells of normal adult epidermis.
DC, dentigerous cyst; KOC, keratinizing odontogenic cyst; GC, gingival cyst; BOC, botryoid odontogenic cyst; LPC, lateral periodontal cyst; RadC, radicular cyst; and ResC, residual cyst.
Based on histopathological evidence, a definite diagnosis of primary intraosseous carcinoma (PIOC) arising de-novo (keratinizing type) involving the body.
Trucut biopsy reported keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma.
Microscopically the cyst had a keratinizing squamous epithelium with no atypical features.
It is verified histologically in 65.0 [+ or -] 4.4% non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma and in 2.5 [+ or -] 1.4% adenocarcinoma (p<0.05).
Squamous differentiation was universal, with all tumors exhibiting cytoplasmic cornification and 41% having keratinizing cysts.