eschar

noun

es·​char ˈe-ˌskär How to pronounce eschar (audio)
: a scab formed especially after a burn

Word History

Etymology

Middle English escare — more at scar entry 2

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eschar was in 1543

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Cite this Entry

“Eschar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschar. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

eschar

noun
es·​char ˈes-ˌkär How to pronounce eschar (audio)
: a scab formed especially after a burn

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