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scall

[skawl]
noun
  1. dandruff.
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Origin of scall

1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse skalli bald head. Cf. skull
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Examples from the Web for scall

Historical Examples of scall

  • Scall′oped, having the edge or border cut into scallops or curves.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for scall

scall

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

Word Origin for scall

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

scall

(skôl, skäl)
n.
  1. A scaly eruption of the skin or scalp.
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