from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Formation of epidermis or of skin.
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I realize the candidates are little more than consumer products and thus naturally subject to the full advertising/PR cutification of everything, but sometimes those of our political persuasion like to think of ourselves as grownups.
In ten weeks the four or five pieces of black skin, which together were not larger than a grain of barley, had grown twentyfold, and in an another month the black patch was more than one inch long by half an inch broad, the black centres of cutification having clearly grown very rapidly by the proliferation of their own black cells. "