first-degree burn

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of first-degree burn

: 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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circa 1929

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first-degree burn

noun

medical Definition of first-degree burn

: 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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