Keratinization definition

kĕr′ə-tə-nĭ-zā shən
The process by which vertebrate epithelial cells become filled with keratin protein filaments, die, and form tough, resistant structures such as skin, nails, and feathers.
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The process in which cells from beneath the skin are converted to hair and nails (made of keratin)
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Noun

Singular:
keratinization
Plural:
keratinizations