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peel

 [pēl]
1. the outer covering of something.
2. to remove such an outer covering.
chemical peel chemabrasion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

peel

(pēl),
To remove the outer layer of something by a stripping or flaying action.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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