Definition of epithelialization in US English:

epithelialization

noun

  • See epithelialize

    • ‘The average time to 90% epithelialization was 16.4 days.’
    • ‘In our limited sample we have observed that these stents can be easily removed by 6-8 weeks after adequate healing and before epithelialization.’
    • ‘To close superficial wounds, physicians can accelerate epithelialization, generally using an occlusive dressing that creates a warm, moist, environment, he said.’
    • ‘A common complication of chronic wounds is epibole (premature closure of the wound edges), which prevents epithelialization and wound closure.’
    • ‘Therefore, when collagen dissolves, necrotic tissue detaches and granulation can occur, providing the surface needed for proper epithelialization.’

Pronunciation

epithelialization

/ˌepəˌTHēlēəliˈzāSHən/