first–degree burn

noun

Definition of first–degree burn

  1. :  a mild burn characterized by heat, pain, and reddening of the burned surface but not exhibiting blistering or charring of tissues

First Known Use of first–degree burn

circa 1929


Medical Dictionary

first–degree burn

noun

Medical Definition of first–degree burn

  1. :  a mild burn characterized by heat, pain, and reddening of the burned surface but not exhibiting blistering or charring of tissues


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