Desquamatory
Desquamative De*squam"a*tive, Desquamatory De*squam"a*to*ry, a. Of, pertaining to, or attended with, desquamation. [1913 Webster]

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  • Desquamatory — De*squam a*to*ry, n. (Surg.) An instrument formerly used in removing the lamin[ae] of exfoliated bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desquamatory — des·qua·ma·to·ry des kwə mə .tōr ē, di skwam ə , .tȯr adj characterized by or used for desquamation …   Medical dictionary

  • desquamatory — adj. peeling off, scaling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • desquamatory — des·qua·ma·to·ry …   English syllables

  • desquamatory — ˈdeskwəməˌtōrē, də̇ˈskwaməˌ adjective : characterized by or used for desquamation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desquamative — De*squam a*tive, Desquamatory De*squam a*to*ry, a. Of, pertaining to, or attended with, desquamation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desquamation — The shedding of the outer layers of the skin. For example, once the rash of measles fades, there is desquamation. The word comes from the Latin “desquamare” meaning “to scrape the scales off a fish.” * * * The shedding of the cuticle in scales or …   Medical dictionary

  • desquamate — /ˈdɛskwəmeɪt/ (say deskwuhmayt) verb (i) (desquamated, desquamating) Pathology to come off in scales, as the skin in certain diseases; peel off. {Latin dēsquāmātus, past participle, scaled off} –desquamation /dɛskwəˈmeɪʃən/ (say deskwuh mayshuhn) …   Australian English dictionary

  • desquamate —   v.i. peel off, or cause to peel off in scales.    ♦ desquamation, n.    ♦ desquamatory, a.   & n.    ♦ desquamative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • desquamate — v.intr. Med. (esp. of the skin) come off in scales (as in some diseases). Derivatives: desquamation n. desquamative adj. desquamatory adj. Etymology: L desquamare (as DE , squama scale) …   Useful english dictionary

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