Definition of exfoliative in English:

exfoliative

adjective

  • See exfoliate

    • ‘Toxic epidermal necrolysis is an exfoliative skin disorder that may involve a large body surface area and mucosal surfaces.’
    • ‘This is known as exfoliative cytology and the name of the pioneer is sometimes retained in the colloquial term a ‘Pap smear’.’
    • ‘The 2nd edition of Diagnostic Cytopathology provides a comprehensive review of exfoliative and aspiration cytopathology that has been divided into 14 sections with a total of 44 chapters.’
    • ‘There are 15 chapters of normal exfoliative and fine needle aspiration cytology demonstrated in more than 1200 color photographs.’
    • ‘She had longstanding and widespread exfoliative eczema.’

Pronunciation

exfoliative

/ɪksˈfəʊlɪətɪv//ɛksˈfəʊlɪətɪv/