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keratinize

[ker-uh-tn-ahyz]
verb (used with or without object), ker·a·tin·ized, ker·a·tin·iz·ing.
  1. to make or become keratinous.
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Also especially British, ker·a·tin·ise.

Origin of keratinize

First recorded in 1895–1900; keratin + -ize
Related formsker·a·tin·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for keratinized

keratinize

keratinise

verb
  1. to become or cause to become impregnated with keratin
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Derived Formskeratinization or keratinisation, noun
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