keratinize
verb see keratinization

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keratinize — (Amer.) v. Biology) become horny, become horn like, convert into keratin (also keratinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keratinize — [ker′ə tin īz΄] vt. keratinized, keratinizing to form or develop keratin keratinization n …   English World dictionary

  • keratinize — keratinization, n. /ker euh tn uyz /, v.t., v.i., keratinized, keratinizing. to make or become keratinous. Also, esp. Brit., keratinise. [1895 1900; KERATIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • keratinize — verb a) To convert into keratin b) To take on the appearance of keratin, or become impregnated with keratin …   Wiktionary

  • keratinize — ke·ra·ti·nize or Brit ke·ra·ti·nise ker ət ə .nīz, kə rat ən .īz vb, nized or Brit nised; niz·ing or Brit nis·ing vt to make keratinous <tissues keratinized by friction> vi to become keratinous or converted into keratin <a keratinizing… …   Medical dictionary

  • keratinize — or keratinise kɛrətɪnʌɪz, kə rat verb Biology change or become changed into a form containing keratin. Derivatives keratinization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • keratinize — ker·a·tin·ize …   English syllables

  • keratinize — v.tr. & intr. (also ise) cover or become covered with a deposit of keratin. Derivatives: keratinization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • keratinizes — keratinize (Amer.) v. Biology) become horny, become horn like, convert into keratin (also keratinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keratinizing — keratinize (Amer.) v. Biology) become horny, become horn like, convert into keratin (also keratinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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