desquamation vs shedding what difference

what is difference between desquamation and shedding

English

Etymology

From Latin desquamare (to scrape the scales off a fish), from squāma (scale).

Noun

desquamation (countable and uncountable, plural desquamations)

  1. (medicine) The shedding of the outer layers of the skin.
    After the rash of measles fades, there is desquamation.

Related terms

  • squama

References

  • desquamation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • desquamation at OneLook Dictionary Search

French

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛs.kwa.ma.sjɔ̃/

Noun

desquamation f (plural desquamations)

  1. desquamation


English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛdɪŋ

Verb

shedding

  1. present participle of shed

Noun

shedding (plural sheddings)

  1. The act of shedding, separating, or casting off.
  2. That which is shed, or cast off.
    • a. 1850, William Wordsworth, Yew-Trees
      sheddings from the pining

References

shedding in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


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