[ pĕn′ĭ-trā′tĭng ]
A wound accompanied by disruption of the body surface that extends into the underlying tissue or into a body cavity.
From The Trenches: Words Of World War IThe term camouflage first came to English in the late 1800s, and back then it referred to "general concealment."
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