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eschar

[es-kahr, -ker]
noun Pathology.
  1. a hard crust or scab, as from a burn.
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Origin of eschar

1375–1425; late Middle English escare < Late Latin eschara < Greek eschára hearth, brazier, coals and therefore indication of burning; cf. scar1
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eschar

noun
  1. a dry scab or slough, esp one following a burn or cauterization of the skin
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Word Origin for eschar

C16: from Late Latin eschara scab, from Greek eskhara hearth, pan of hot coals (which could inflict burns); see scar 1
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eschar in Medicine

eschar

(ĕskär′)
n.
  1. 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.
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