[ ep-uh-thee-lee-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˌɛp əˈθi li əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), ep·i·the·li·al·ized, ep·i·the·li·al·iz·ing.

to form a covering of epithelial cells over, as a wound.
Also especially British, ep·i·the·li·al·ise.

Origin of epithelialize

OTHER WORDS FROM epithelialize

ep·i·the·li·al·i·za·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for epithelialization (1 of 2)

[ ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ə-lĭ-zāshən ]


The process of covering a denuded surface with epithelium.

Medicine definitions for epithelialization (2 of 2)

[ ĕp′ə-thēlē-ə-līz′ ]


To become covered with epithelial tissue, as of a wound.
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