verb (used without object), des·qua·mat·ed, des·qua·mat·ing. Pathology.
Origin of desquamate
Examples from the Web for desquamation
Convalescence was slow; sometimes there was desquamation of the skin.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
The packs, once a day, should be continued about a week after desquamation.
The desquamation when present is finer than in either measles or scarlet fever.
When eczema reaches its latest period, either acute or chronic, desquamation of the affected parts is the most prominent feature.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
This desquamation is sometimes in mass, in sheets peeling off like a pseudo-membrane.