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eschar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eschar  \Es"char\,  n.  [L.  eschara,  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  eschare.  See 
  {Scar}.]  (Med.) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eschar  \Es"char\,  n.  [Ir.]  (Geol.) 
  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.  [Written  also  {eskar}  and  {esker}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eschar 
  n  :  a  dry  scab  formed  on  the  skin  following  a  burn  or 
  cauterization  of  the  skin 




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