eschar
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɛskɑː/
Noun

eschar (plural eschars)

  1. (medicine) A superficial structure of dead tissue, usually hardened, commonly, but not necessarily dark, adhering to underlying living or necrotic tissue, caused by gangrene or a burn
  2. (loose or obsolete) Any hard, dark, commonly flattened or sunken lesion or crust, especially on a burn, abscess, infection, wound; commonly a coagulation of blood or exudations, not necessarily involving dead or necrotic tissue.
  3. (figurative or literary) The emotional imprint of a trauma such as grief, loss, or degradation
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