Origin of scall

1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse skalli bald head. Cf. skull Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pathol a former term for any of various diseases of the scalp characterized by itching and scab formation
Derived Formsscalled, adjective

Word Origin for scall

C14: from Old Norse skalli bald head. Compare skull
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scall in Medicine


[skôl, skäl]


A scaly eruption of the skin or scalp.
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