The act of casting off the skin or shell, as do insects and crustaceans; ecdysis.
the process whereby something is shed
dead skin being separated from living skin.
a dead part separated by natural process from the living body.
A condition in which the gingival tissue deadens and peels away from the living tissue.
sheding of skin
(SLUFF-ing) Part of the skin's natural renewal process, sloughing is the act of shedding dead skin cells to make room for new ones. When cells die, they travel up the hair follicle and out onto the surface of the skin, where they are gradually rubbed away or released into the environment. Until we reach our early 30s, the sloughing and renewal process takes about 28 days. As we age the process begins to slow; by the time we reach our 40s, complete skin renewal may take more than 50 days.
(pronounced "sluffing") Normal and temporary shedding of dead cells from the lining of the urethra following cryo. A temporary catheter is left in place after cryo to help prevent blockage in the urinary tract below the bladder. May cause the urine to appear discolored or bloody.
the casting or shedding of the outer skin.
The shedding of an outer layer of dead tissue from a living surface, such as the skin.
The action of a medium (filter, ion exchanger, or membrane) casting off into the effluent stream any substance intended for removal from the water.
The process in which dead tissue becomes separated from living anatomic structures.