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Synonyms for desquamate

peel off in scales

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Only a single etiologic factor was considered in the first desquamate gingivitis (DG) cases.
Optical and electron microscopic analyses showed that the altered elastic fibers generally fill a tortuous channel through the epidermis, and flattened keratinocytes immediately surrounding the perforating channel desquamate directly into the central plug (6).
As the epithelium continues to desquamate, an expanding, destructive cyst forms.
By the time they have reached the stratum corneum, cells have matured and finally desquamate from the " hyperkeratosis" (1).