squamatization

squa·ma·ti·za·tion

(skwā'mă-ti-zā'shŭn),
Transformation of other types of cells into squamous cells.

squamatization

(skwā″mă-tī-zā′shŭn) [L. squama, scale]
The changing of cells into squamous cells.

squamatization

flattened, eosinophilic keratinocytes replace basophilic, cuboidal basal cells.
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Their histologic features are distinctive; either they can resemble adenoid cystic carcinoma, with cribriform nests with "punched out" rounded lumina and prominent hyaline basement membrane-like material, or they can resemble basal cell carcinomas of the skin, with variably sized nests, cords, or trabeculae with peripheral palisading of basal cells and central squamatization of the nests (Figure 2, D and E).
Basal cell carcinomas can resemble either adenoid cystic carcinoma with cribriform nests with punched-out lumina and hyaline basement membrane-like material (D) or can resemble basal cell carcinomas of the skin, with infiltrating nests and cords of cells with peripheral palisading of basal cells and central squamatization of nests (E).