Examples from the Web for exfoliation
Old enough to know that this exfoliation is entirely natural.Way of the Lawless|Max Brand
But the age has fairly outgrown them, and they are falling away by a natural process of exfoliation.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
The general color of the trunk is orange-brown, the new bark, exposed by exfoliation, is yellow.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
An exfoliation of the rock itself, you would call the houses that seem to grow there, so identical is the colour and character.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)|Frederic G. Kenyon
Where unworn by contact with the ground, the horn of the sole is shed by a process of exfoliation.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
Word Origin and History for exfoliation
early 15c., noun of action from Latin exfoliare (see exfoliate).