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exfoliation
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
the peeling off in flakes or scales — such as of dead skin, bark, or slabs of rock

or in cosmetology:  the intentional removal of dead skin cells on the outer surface of the skin
  • One subject had grown a big genital wart all over her epidermis, distressing to observe, but they'd taken care of that with lasers and exfoliation, at least temporarily.
    p. 295.8

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