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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