Definition of keratinization in English:

keratinization

(British keratinisation)

Pronunciation /ˌkerəˌt(ə)nəˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌkɛrəˌt(ə)nəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌkerətnˌīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌkɛrətnˌaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

Biology

See keratinize

  • ‘Occasionally, the reactive keratinocytes may show individual keratinization and nonatypical mitosis.’
  • ‘Two of the subjects had keratinization of the palms, and one had keratinization of the feet.’
  • ‘Neoplastic cells may be oval, polyhedral, spindle-shaped, or giant, although in an undifferentiated carcinoma they present as small cells without keratinization.’
  • ‘Prolonged lack of vitamin A leads to deterioration of the eye tissue through progressive keratinization of the cornea, a condition known as xerophthalmia.’
  • ‘Feathers are all constructed from the same protein set and undergo the same biochemical transformations, such as filamentation and keratinization.’

Pronunciation

keratinization

/ˌkerəˌt(ə)nəˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌkɛrəˌt(ə)nəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌkerətnˌīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌkɛrətnˌaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/