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Meaning of ESCHAR

Pronunciation:  'eskâr

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin

ESCHAR is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: scab



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Es"char\, n. [L. eschara, Gr. ?: 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.
  2. \Es"char\, n. [Ir.] (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
    kames or kams. [Written also {eskar} and {esker}.]
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: In medical terminology, this is a dry scab that forms on skin that has been burned or exposed to corrosive agents.