desquamation

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des·qua·mate

 (dĕs′kwə-māt′)
intr.v. des·qua·mat·ed, des·qua·mat·ing, des·qua·mates
To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.

[Latin dēsquāmāre, dēsquāmāt- : dē-, de- + squāma, scale.]

des′qua·ma′tion n.

desquamation

the peeling off of the skin in scales.
See also: Processes
the shedding of the superficial epithelium, as of skin, the mucous membranes, etc.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desquamation - loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scalesdesquamation - loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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des·qua·ma·tion

n. descamación, exfoliación, desprendimiento de la piel en forma de escamas.