Definition of Eschar

1. Noun. A dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin.

Generic synonyms: Scab

Definition of Eschar

1. n. A dry slough, crust, or scab, which separates from the healthy part of the body, as that produced by a burn, or the application of caustics.

2. n. In Ireland, one of the continuous mounds or ridges of gravelly and sandy drift which extend for many miles over the surface of the country. Similar ridges in Scotland are called kames or kams.

Definition of Eschar

1. Noun. A dry, dark scab or scar, especially as a result of burning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eschar

1. a hard, dry scab [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eschar

1. This is a dry scab that forms on skin that has been burned or exposed to corrosive agents. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eschar

escargatoires
escargot
escargots
escarole
escaroles
escarp
escarped
escarping
escarpment
escarpments
escarps
escars
escatology
eschalot
eschalots
eschar (current term)
eschara
escharase
escharectomy
escharine
escharotic
escharotick
escharotics
escharotomy
eschars
eschatocol
eschatocols
eschatological
eschatologically
eschatologies

Literary usage of Eschar

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1836)
"1. four lines thick, applied during four days, is capable of producing an eschar of from one and a half totwo inches in depth. The same paste, three lines ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1830)
"If from any accident the eschar be entirely separated In-fore the healing is ... If the eschar does not separate favourably, the formation of a scab beneath ..."

3. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the Admiralty by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1848)
"So to Mr. Montagu, where his man, Monsieur eschar, makes a great complaint against the English, that they did help the Spaniards against the French the ..."

4. London Medical Review (1808)
"He conceives that the inflammation of the part surrounding the eschar, ... apprehend an effusion into the abdominal cavity on the separation of the eschar. ..."

5. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1879)
"... will take place on the fall of the eschar; we must, therefore be content in most (tases with dressings of iodoform, a solution of carbolic acid, ..."

6. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1916)
"Passing from the eschar toward the periphery of the uterus, several zones were noted: i. A narrow hemorrhage zone, with numerous inflammatory, fragmenting, ..."

7. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.,from His Ms. Cypher by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke, Mynors Bright (1884)
"eschar, makes a great complaint against the English, that they did help the Spaniards against the French the other day; and that their Embassador do demand ..."

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