from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A dry scab or slough formed on the skin as a result of a burn or by the action of a corrosive or caustic substance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, a crust or scab on the skin, such as is occasioned by a burn or caustic application, and which sloughs off.
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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A dry slough, crust, or scab, which separates from the healthy part of the body, as that produced by a burn, or the application of caustics.
- noun (Geol.) In Ireland, one of the continuous mounds or ridges of gravelly and sandy drift which extend for many miles over the surface of the country. Similar ridges in Scotland are called
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- noun A dry, dark
scabor scar, especially as a result of burning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English escare, from Old French; see scar.]
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From French eschare (now escarre) or Late Latin eschara ("scar, scab"), from (ancient?) Greek εσχαρα ‘hearth, brazier, scab’.
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