- biological process
- The process in which the cytoplasm of the outermost cells of the vertebrate epidermis is replaced by keratin. Keratinization occurs in the stratum corneum, feathers, hair, claws, nails, hooves, and horns. [source:
GOC:dph, GOC:ebc, GOC:sdb_2009, GOC:tb]
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