- to come off in scales, as the skin in certain diseases; peel off.
Origin of desquamate
Examples from the Web for desquamation
Historical Examples of desquamation
Meat and soup should only be given, when desquamation has fairly begun.
The packs, once a day, should be continued about a week after desquamation.
Convalescence was slow; sometimes there was desquamation of the skin.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
This desquamation is sometimes in mass, in sheets peeling off like a pseudo-membrane.
Healthy children must be strictly seperated from the sick till the end of desquamation or scaling—a period of four to six weeks.Valere Aude
- (intr) (esp of the skin in certain diseases) to peel or come off in scales
Word Origin for desquamate
- The shedding or peeling of the epidermis in scales.
- The shedding of the outer layer of a surface.
- To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.