keratogenesis

ker·a·to·gen·e·sis

(ker'ă-tō-jen'ĕ-sis),
Production or origin of horny cells or tissue.
[kerato- + G. genesis, production]
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This element is essential for many functions in body metabolism, mainly in the regulation of keratogenesis and wound healing, as well as in the maintenance of normal acuity of taste and smell (CASE et al., 1998; COLOMBINI, 1999).