producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic.
Origin of escharotic
< Late Latin escharōticus
< Greek escharōtikós.
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Historical Examples of escharotic
The stronger acids are employed for their escharotic qualities.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for escharotic
capable of producing an eschar
a caustic or corrosive agent
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A caustic or corrosive substance or drug.
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