epithelialize


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Related to epithelialize: epithelization

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 lesion may be excised with any of the soft tissue lasers and the tissue allowed to re- epithelialize.
As a lesion heals it gets flatten and the ulcers re- epithelialize.
Also in the extract-treated wounds indicated that epithelialize faster, and the rate of wound contraction was significantly increased in comparison to control wounds.