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Synonyms for desquamate

peel off in scales

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The lining cells may desquamate into the cyst lumen, and the wall in these areas is fibrous or lined by fibrin.
If the insult is discontinued, cells desquamate and goblet cell hyperplasia occurs to increase the protective mucous layer.
31) Columnar ciliated cells begin to desquamate soon after the onset of symptoms, and infiltration of the submucosa by neutrophils and mononuclear cells proceeds and is associated with edema and hyperemia.
They desquamate these surface irregularities from the protective layer of the skin.
Because the keratinizing squamous epithelium continues to desquamate and expand, thereby causing erosion of the surrounding structures, the cholesteatoma sac must be removed completely.