[ eks-foh-lee-ey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act, state, or process of exfoliating.

  2. the state of being exfoliated.

  1. something that is exfoliated or scaled off.

Origin of exfoliation

1670–80; New Latin exfoliātiōn- (stem of exfoliātiō). See exfoliate, -ion

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Scientific definitions for exfoliation


[ ĕks-fō′lē-āshən ]

  1. The process in which layers of tissue peel or are peeled off an organism, such as the distinctive ways in which bark peels off a tree in strips or flakes.

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