desquamation

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin desquamare (to scrape the scales off a fish), from squāma (scale).

Noun[edit]

desquamation (countable and uncountable, plural desquamations)

  1. (medicine) The shedding of the outer layers of the skin.
    After the rash of measles fades, there is desquamation.

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