Definition of keratinocyte in English:



  • An epidermal cell which produces keratin.

    ‘The end products of this type of proliferative system, such as mature red blood cells and keratinocytes, are themselves incapable of division and die.’
    • ‘Current treatment for psoriasis focuses on reducing inflammation and slowing down the rapid growth and shedding of skin cells called keratinocytes.’
    • ‘Healing is expected within two weeks by regeneration of epidermis from keratinocytes within sweat glands and hair follicles.’
    • ‘The product is a combination of keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and fibrin.’
    • ‘The overlying epidermal layer consists of living human keratinocytes organized in a fully differentiated, stratified epidermis with an outer stratum corneum.’



/kəˈratnōˌsīt/ /kəˈrætnoʊˌsaɪt/