from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cover (a wound, for example) with epithelial tissue.
- intransitive v. To become covered with epithelial tissue.
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- v. 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.
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 …