scurf

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scurf

noun \ˈskərf\

Definition of SCURF

1
:  thin dry scales detached from the epidermis especially in an abnormal skin condition; specifically :  dandruff
2
a :  something like flakes or scales adhering to a surface
b :  the foul remains of something adherent
3
a :  a scaly deposit or covering on some plant parts; also :  a localized or general darkening and roughening of a plant surface usually more pronounced than russeting
b :  a plant disease characterized by scurf
scurfy \ˈskər-fē\ adjective

Origin of SCURF

Middle English, from Old English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic skurfa scurf; akin to Old High German scorf scurf, Old English sceorfan to scarify
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SCURF

scurf

noun \ˈskərf\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCURF

: thin dry scales detached from the epidermis especially in an abnormal skin condition; specifically : dandruff
scurfy \ˈskər-fē\ adjective

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