- producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic.
- an escharotic agent.
Origin of escharotic
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Examples from the Web for escharotic
The stronger acids are employed for their escharotic qualities.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Oxymel of verdigris is stimulant, detergent, and escharotic.
Used as an escharotic, and in the preparation of oxide of antimony.
It is more generally used as an escharotic and in ointments than the precipitated oxide.
Uses, &c. Nitrate of silver is a powerful tonic, antispasmodic, astringent and escharotic.
- capable of producing an eschar
- a caustic or corrosive agent
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- A caustic or corrosive substance or drug.
- Producing an eschar.
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