Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To produce keratin or become like keratin.
  • intransitive verb To convert (something) into keratin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as ceratinize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To convert into keratin
  • verb To take on the appearance of keratin, or become impregnated with keratin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
  • verb convert into keratin

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Examples

  • [1] As the cells in the three regions begin to keratinize and harden, they are integrated into the dead (keratinized) portion of the hair fiber; new hair cells in the hair bulb region push the dead shaft upwards towards the skin's surface.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [1] As the cells in the three regions begin to keratinize and harden, they are integrated into the dead (keratinized) portion of the hair fiber; new hair cells in the hair bulb region push the dead shaft upwards towards the skin's surface.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [1] As the cells in the three regions begin to keratinize and harden, they are integrated into the dead (keratinized) portion of the hair fiber; new hair cells in the hair bulb region push the dead shaft upwards towards the skin's surface.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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