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keratinocyte

Line breaks: kera¦tino|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˌkɛrəˈtɪnə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
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Definition of keratinocyte in English:

noun

Biology
An epidermal cell which produces keratin.
Example sentences
  • The end products of this type of proliferative system, such as mature red blood cells and keratinocytes, are themselves incapable of division and die.
  • Current treatment for psoriasis focuses on reducing inflammation and slowing down the rapid growth and shedding of skin cells called keratinocytes.
  • Healing is expected within two weeks by regeneration of epidermis from keratinocytes within sweat glands and hair follicles.

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