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scale

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noun \ˈskā(ə)l\

Medical Definition of scale

  1. 1a:  either pan or tray of a balanceb:  a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends—usually used in plural

  2. 2:  an instrument or machine for weighing




2

scale

verb

Medical Definition of scale

scaledscal·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to weigh in scales

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to have a specified weight on scales




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scale

noun

Medical Definition of scale

  1. 1:  a small thin dry lamina shed (as in many skin diseases) from the skin

  2. 2:  a film of tartar encrusting the teeth




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scale

verb

Medical Definition of scale

scaledscal·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to take off in thin layers or scales <scale tartar from the teeth>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. 1:  to separate or come off in thin layers or laminae

  5. 2:  to shed scales or fragmentary surface matter :  exfoliate <scaling skin>




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scale

noun

Medical Definition of scale

  1. 1:  a series of marks or points at known intervals used to measure distances (as the height of the mercury in a thermometer)

  2. 2:  a graduated series or scheme of rank or order

  3. 3:  a graded series of tests or of performances used in rating individual intelligence or achievement





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