Eschar meaning

ĕs'kär'
A dry scab or slough formed on the skin as a result of a burn or by the action of a corrosive or caustic substance.
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A dry scab or slough formed on the skin as a result of a burn or by the action of a corrosive or caustic substance.
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A dry scab that forms as a result of a burn or of corrosive action.
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A dry, dark scab or scar, especially as a result of burning.
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Origin of eschar

  • Middle English escare from Old French scar1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French eschare (now escarre) or Late Latin eschara (“scar, scab”), from Ancient Greek εσχαρα (eskhara, “hearth, brazier, scab”).
    From Wiktionary