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Definition(s):

  • (n) a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin

Usage(s):

  • The eschar is flexible, leaves room for motion, reduces scars to a minimum.

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  • Sudden illness from mouse mite

    But what about the black spot that doctors call an eschar and the occasional blisters? Fortunately, the list of pox-like illnesses is short. Namely, chicken pox, which kids get, but the adult version is called shingles, characterized by a large cluster of blisters forming a band-like area of pain and redness on one side of the body. Surely that illness didn't fit.
    on August 26, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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