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Meaning of EXFOLIATION

Pronunciation:  eks`fowlee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
  2. [n]  the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin; "exfoliation is increased by sunburn"
 

EXFOLIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: scale, scurf
 
 See Also: bit, chip, dander, dandruff, flake, fleck, organic phenomenon, scrap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*fo`li*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. exfoliation.]
The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the
state of being exfoliated.

 

 

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