exfoliative cytology n.
The microscopic examination of cells that have been shed from a lesion or have been recovered from a tissue for the diagnosis of disease. Also called cytopathology.
- Exfoliative dermatitis
exfoliative dermatitis n. Widespread dermatitis characterized by scaling and shedding of the skin and usually accompanied by redness. Also called pityriasis rubra, Wilson’s disease.
- Exfoliative gastritis
exfoliative gastritis n. Gastritis with excessive shedding of mucosal epithelial cells.
[eks grey-shee-uh] /ɛks ˈgreɪ ʃi ə/ adjective, adverb 1. as a favor rather than as a matter of right: ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers. /ˈɡreɪʃə/ adjective 1. given as a favour or gratuitously where no legal obligation exists: an ex gratia payment
[eks-hey-luh nt, ek-sey-] /ɛksˈheɪ lənt, ɛkˈseɪ-/ adjective 1. exhaling; emitting. noun 2. something that exhales, as the ducts of certain mollusks. /ɛksˈheɪlənt; ɪɡˈzeɪ-/ adjective 1. emitting a vapour or liquid; exhaling: an exhalant siphon, exhalant duct noun 2. an organ or vessel that emits a vapour or liquid