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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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With respect to its histopathology, cholesteatoma was defined as "containing layers of keratin in a cavity lined by squamous epithelium and subepithelial connective tissue" [19], "development of a Malpighian epithelium" [3], lesion "formed from keratinizing stratified squamous epithelium, the matrix of which comprises epithelium that rests on a stroma with varying thickness and is called the perimatrix" [8].
The majority of invasive SCC cases were classified as SCC NOS in both the registry and pathology report reviews; the second most common diagnosis in both the registry and pathology report was keratinizing, NOS.
The majority (83%) of laryngeal cancers were squamous cell, which can be further classified into keratinizing and non-keratinizing.
The goal in all cases is to achieve a safe, dry ear covered by keratinizing squamous epithelium.
The overlying keratinizing squamous epithelium showed acanthosis and hyperkeratosis without koilocytic change.
In contrast, keratinizing ISCC is frequently found in women older than 55 years, is usually unrelated to HPV infection, but may be associated with differentiated VIN and lichen sclerosus (LS).
The keratin filament associated proteins (KFAP) are nonfilamentous, structural proteins that are produced in the keratinocytes of the stratum granulosum of stratified keratinizing and cornifying epithelia and stored in keratohyalin granules.
There even may be keratinizing cells with formation of squamous horn pearls particularly in clear cell hidradenoma.
2) The retention cyst originates from the obstruction of a glandular structure and contains fluid, while the cholesteatoma contains keratinizing squamous epithelium.
However, one of the sections contained an intramammary lymph node with a focus of metastatic carcinoma exhibiting clear-cut, keratinizing squamous cells (Figure 1, d).
14] There may be a synergistic association of leukoplakia, persistent bacteriuria, direct catheter trauma and keratinizing squamous metaplasia with progression to SCC in these cases.
Cholesteatomas are tumor-like masses of keratinizing squamous epithelium and cholesterol.