excoriation


ex·co·ri·a·tion

noun
\(ˌ)ek-ˌskōr-ē-ˈā-shən, -ˌskr-\

Definition of EXCORIATION

1
: the act of abrading or wearing off the skin <chafing and excoriation of the skin>
2
: a raw irritated lesion (as of the skin or a mucosal surface)
ex·co·ri·ate \ek-ˈskōr-ē-ˌāt\ transitive verb, ex·co·ri·at·ed ex·co·ri·at·ing

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