- Detachment and shedding of superficial cells of an epithelium or from any tissue surface.
- Scaling or desquamation of the horny layer of epidermis, which varies in amount from minute quantities to shedding the entire integument.
- Loss of deciduous teeth following physiologic loss of root structure.
[Mod. L. fr. L. ex, out, + folium, leaf]
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