The process by which the epidermis forms its outer protective layer, the stratum corneum; conversion into keratin or keratinous tissue.
process within the human body; or sloughing off of dead skin cells.
Keratinization is the process by which cells become horny due to the deposition of keratin within them. It occurs in the epidermis of the skin and associated structures (hair, nails, etc.), where the cells become flattened, lose their nuclei, and are filled with keratin as they approach the surface. Cells that undergo keratinization are said to be "keratinizing" or "keratinized".
(KER ah tin ih ZAY shun): The process by which the epidermis forms its outer protective layer, the stratum corneum.
Process within the human body by which keratin is deposited in cells causing the cells to become horny, like nails and hair.
The process whereby keratinocytes in the epidermis mature to form the outer, horny layer of the skin.
cornification; hornification; the accumulation of keratin by a cell
The formation of microscopic fibrils of keratin in the keratinocytes (keratin-forming cells). In the oral cavity the term is used to describe changes in the outer layer of the epithelium.
Maturation process of the keratinocyte (skin cell).
organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair).
The transormation process of the epidermis where a basal cell changes into a spiny, granule and horny cell containing more and more keratin. The process lasts for about a month.