- a hard crust or scab, as from a burn.
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The place was covered with an eschar as large as a five-franc piece.The Red True Story Book
Escharotica, L. Substances that destroy the texture of living organic bodies, with the production of an eschar or scab.
Eschar (eska˙r), a slough or portion of dead or disorganized tissue.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
The eschar is at first dry and crisp, and is surrounded by a zone of pallor.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Apply first a cold poultice, and then form the eschar, which may be freely exposed to the air.
- a dry scab or slough, esp one following a burn or cauterization of the skin
Word Origin for eschar
- 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.