Definition of desquamation in English:

desquamation

noun

  • See desquamate

    • ‘Participants were asked about the dermatologic effects of the protocols with regard to dryness, desquamation, and irritation.’
    • ‘They include nausea, vomiting, an increased susceptibility to infection, oral mucositis, diarrhoea, desquamation of the palms and soles, and, rarely, cardiac and neurological toxic effects.’
    • ‘Scarlet fever provides the classic example of an erythematous rash with subsequent desquamation.’
    • ‘This interfered with the normal process of desquamation, resulting in a build-up of keratin (retention hyperkeratosis).’
    • ‘Local tissue reactions were confined to the treatment site and included erythema, swelling, desquamation, erosions, and eschar in most patients.’

Pronunciation

desquamation

/ˌdɛskwəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n//ˌdeskwəˈmāSH(ə)n/