Definitions for: Exfoliation

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

Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: scale, scurf

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

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