Origin of excoriation
Examples from the Web for excoriation
The epidermis now becomes raised as in a blister, and finally becomes detached, forming an excoriation and exposing the papillae.
The excoriation gradually develops into superficial ulceration, and the diseased area becomes slowly larger and larger.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
In two days more, the eschars were adherent, and there was no further appearance of excoriation.
A preacher wrote me the other day that he approved of every word of an "excoriation" that some religious editor had given me.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick
He also advises the employment of Castile soap, and of glycerine soap, should there be any excoriation of the skin.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin excoriationem (nominative excoriatio), from Late Latin excoriare (see excoriate).