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scall

[skawl] /skɔl/
noun
1.
Origin of scall
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old Norse skalli bald head. Cf. skull
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scall

/skɔːl/
noun
1.
(pathol) a former term for any of various diseases of the scalp characterized by itching and scab formation
Derived Forms
scalled, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse skalli bald head. Compare skull
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scall in Medicine

scall (skôl, skäl) or scald (skôld, skäld)
n.
A scaly eruption of the skin or scalp.

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