Definition of desquamative in English:

desquamative

adjective

  • See desquamate

    • ‘Widespread erythema, particularly if associated with soreness, is usually caused by desquamative gingivitis.’
    • ‘However, the patient had desquamative interstitial pneumonitis and superimposed bronchopneumonia, not pulmonary embolism.’
    • ‘Red lesions may also be due to desquamative gingivitis, erythroplasia, haemangiomas, orofacial granulomatosis, Crohn's disease, sarcoidosis, Wegener's granulomatosis, and neoplasms such as carcinoma and Kaposi's sarcoma.’
    • ‘Sections showed early patchy bronchopneumonia, centriacinar emphysema, and desquamative interstitial pneumonitis.’
    • ‘At the periphery of the tumor, the crystal-laden cells infiltrated the interstitium and also occupied the alveoli in a desquamative interstitial pneumonia-like pattern.’

Pronunciation

desquamative

/dɛˈskwamətɪv/