from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
  • intransitive verb To become covered with epithelial tissue.

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  • verb To cover a wound (or become covered) with epithelial tissue


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  • Although none of these skin allografts survived permanently, many would remain long enough to control infection and fluid loss and thus gain time for the donor sites to re-epithelialize.

    Joseph E. Murray - Nobel Lecture

  • This actually ends up clotting off the whole appendage behind the device, which is also expected to epithelialize.


  • The left atrial appendage clots off behind the device, which is expected to epithelialize as well …



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