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 (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
To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
To become covered with epithelial tissue.

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




(Anatomy) to cover or be covered with epithelial tissue. Also: epithelize or epithelise
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The main goals of open cavity mastoidectomy are to completely eradicate the disease, create a large enough meatus for examination and mastoid air cells, and provide a self-cleaning epithelized dry cavity, and achieve maximum hearing.
Once epithelized, zinc oxide sunscreens can be used.
Fistula-in-ano (FIA) is said to occur when an epithelized abnormal tract connects the two surfaces (usually the perianal skin and rectal mucosa).
If the diagnosis of a small fistula is established late and the fistula is epithelized, electrocoagulation of the mucosal layer and catheterization may lead to closure in up to 75% of cases (7).
By the end of fourth week, the whole surfaces of the pouches were completely epithelized under conservative treatment (Debridement of nonviable graft, washing with saline and betadine).
Epithelized fibrous tissue was cut across the lateral nail matrix and left for secondary healing.
During the cystoscopy, a small epithelized track was seen in the ventral aspect of bulbar urethra (Fig.