desquamation

Definitions:

  • The process of desquamating; a scaling or exfoliation, as of skin or bone; especially, separation of the epidermis in scales or patches: a common result of certain diseases, as scarlatina.
  • The separation or shedding of the cuticle or epidermis in the form of flakes or scales; exfoliation, as of bones.
  • The <xref>shedding</xref> of the outer layers of the <xref>skin</xref>. For example, once the rash of measles fades, there is desquamation.
  • loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
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