from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To scale off; peel off; exfoliate; be shed, cast, or molted in the form of scales or flakes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb (Med.) To peel off in the form of scales; to scale off, as the skin in certain diseases.
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- verb To
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- verb peel off in scales
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin dēsquāmāre, dēsquāmāt- : dē-, de- + squāma, scale.]
The effects may last a week, and the skin may desquamate.
About the eighth day the rash begins to scale or desquamate.
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