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hyperkeratinization

Definitions

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  • n. A disorder of the cells lining the inside of a hair follicle, where the normal desquamation process is interrupted by an excess of keratin, causing dead skin cells to bond together and cause blockage.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ keratinization

Examples

  • Postnatal inactivation of Notch signaling in murine skin leads to hyperkeratinization of the epidermis, formation of epidermoid cysts in the dermis, and loss of subcutaneous fat.

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