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noun Pathology.

See under burn1 (def. 37).

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Origin of third-degree burn

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for third-degree burn

third-degree burn

noun

pathol See burn 1 (def. 23)
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Medical definitions for third-degree burn

third-degree burn

n.

A severe burn in which the skin and underlying tissues are destroyed and nerve endings are exposed.
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