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excoriation

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noun ex·co·ri·a·tion \(ˌ)ek-ˌskōr-ē-ˈā-shən, -ˌskȯr-\

Medical Definition of excoriation

  1. 1:  the act of abrading or wearing off the skin <chafing and excoriation of the skin>

  2. 2:  a raw irritated lesion (as of the skin or a mucosal surface)

excoriate \ek-ˈskōr-ē-ˌāt\play transitive verb excoriated; excoriating



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