keratinization


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ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

 (kĕr′ə-tə-nĭ-zā′shən)
n.
The process by which vertebrate epithelial cells become filled with keratin protein filaments, die, and form tough, resistant structures such as skin, nails, and feathers.
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Noun1.keratinization - organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair)
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

n. queratinización, proceso por el cual las células se vuelven callosas por dépositos de queratina.
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Occasionally, individual epidermoid cells possessed lamellar cytoplasmic keratinization or larger compact lamellations of keratin (keratin pearls) [Figure 1]c.
The intercellular cement, second product of keratinization, adhering the keratinocytes and helping in the waterproofing of the hoof capsule and observed in the present study, was not reported in other research with buffaloes (Silva et al.
An underlying disorder of keratinization resulting in hyperproliferation also has been suggested given reports of familial CARP and electron microscopy studies demonstrating focal-enhanced expression of keratin-16 in the stratum granulosom.
Genotyped/phenotyped patients provide a resource for clinical and translational studies in disorders of keratinization.
In the last three decades, the dramatic efficacy of oral acitretin (representative of the second retinoid generation) in the systemic treatment of severe and recalcitrant keratinization disorders has been established in a large number of clinical trials.
in inflammatory conditions the fibrous capsule thickens cause ulceration and keratinization disappears.
Porokeratosis is a well-known keratinization disorder where cornoid lamella is characteristically seen.
Investigators examined two hypotheses that might support decreased penile sensitivity: whether the exposed glans penis of circumcised men is less sensitive than that of intact men (where keratinization is hypothesized to take place), and if the highly innervated foreskin is more sensitive than other sites of the penis.
Alopecia and keratinization were gradually reduced, scraped wounds healed gradually.
The pancreatic aspirate consisted of cohesive clusters of malignant epithelial cells; the cells were arranged in a streaming fashion, the nuclei were hyperchromatic with coarse chromatin, and keratinization was evident on the Papanicolaou-stained smear (Figure 4).
Cytologic testing is complicated by the keratinization of the vulva, making this an unreliable diagnostic assessment.