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epithelialize

[ep-uh-thee-lee-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), ep·i·the·li·al·ized, ep·i·the·li·al·iz·ing.
  1. to form a covering of epithelial cells over, as a wound.
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Also especially British, ep·i·the·li·al·ise.

Origin of epithelialize

Related formsep·i·the·li·al·i·za·tion, noun
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epithelialization in Medicine

epithelialization

(ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ə-lĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. The process of covering a denuded surface with epithelium.
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epithelialize

(ĕp′ə-thēlē-ə-līz′)
v.
  1. To become covered with epithelial tissue, as of a wound.
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