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ep·i·the·li·al·ize

 (ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ə-līz′) or ep·i·the·lize (-thē′līz)
v. ep·i·the·li·al·ized, ep·i·the·li·al·iz·ing, ep·i·the·li·al·iz·es or ep·i·the·lized or ep·i·the·liz·ing or ep·i·the·liz·es
v.tr.
To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
v.intr.
To become covered with epithelial tissue.

ep′i·the′li·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

epithelialize

or

epithelialise

vb
(Anatomy) to cover or be covered with epithelial tissue. Also: epithelize or epithelise
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The wound was debrided deep to the level of the tendon sheaths, and the chronic granulation tissue and the epithelializing edge were resected.
protection of the epithelializing Primapore[TM] wound from external damage