n. [Gr. keras, horn]
Conversion of tissues into keratin or keratin-like tissue; see cornification.

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  • keratinization — (Amer.) n. (Biology) transformation into a more horny texture (of the outer cells of the epidermis, in hair, nails), deposition of keratin in cells (also keratinisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keratinization — noun Date: circa 1887 conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue • keratinize verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keratinization — the process of becoming fibrous or horny as in the protein keratin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • keratinization — See keratinize. * * * …   Universalium

  • keratinization — noun the process in which cells from beneath the skin are converted to hair and nails (made of keratin) …   Wiktionary

  • keratinization — Keratin formation or development of a horny layer; may also apply to premature formation of keratin. SYN: cornification. * * * ke·ra·ti·ni·za·tion or Brit ke·ra·ti·ni·sa·tion .ker ət ə nə zā shən, kə .rat ən ə …   Medical dictionary

  • keratinization — ker·a·tin·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • keratinization — cornification; n. the process by which cells become horny due to the deposition of keratin within them. It occurs in the epidermis of the skin and associated structures (hair, nails, etc.), where the cells become flattened, lose their nuclei, and …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • keratinization — noun organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair) • Syn: ↑keratinisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑keratinise (for: ↑keratinisation), ↑keratinize • …   Useful english dictionary

  • keratinize — keratinization, n. /ker euh tn uyz /, v.t., v.i., keratinized, keratinizing. to make or become keratinous. Also, esp. Brit., keratinise. [1895 1900; KERATIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

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