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Webster 1913 Edition


Eschar

Es′char

,
Noun.
[L.
eschara
, Gr. [GREEK]: cf. F.
eschare
. See
Scar
.]
(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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Eschar

ES'CHAR

,
Noun.
[Gr.] In surgery, the crust or scab occasioned by burns or caustic applications.
1.
A species of Coralline, resembling a net or woven cloth.

Definition 2022


eschar

eschar

English

Noun

eschar (plural eschars)

  1. A dry, dark scab or scar, especially as a result of burning.
    • 1965, John Fowles, The Magus
      In another minute there was no letter; but, as with every other relationship in my life, an eschar of ashes. The word is rare, but exact.

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