scurf

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noun \ˈskərf\

Definition of scurf

  1. 1 :  thin dry scales detached from the epidermis especially in an abnormal skin condition; specifically :  dandruff

  2. 2a :  something like flakes or scales adhering to a surfaceb :  the foul remains of something adherent

  3. 3a :  a scaly deposit or covering on some plant parts; also :  a localized or general darkening and roughening of a plant surface usually more pronounced than russetingb :  a plant disease characterized by scurf

scurfy

play \ˈskər-fē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of scurf

Middle English, from Old English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic skurfa scurf; akin to Old High German scorf scurf, Old English sceorfan to scarify


First Known Use: before 12th century


Medical Dictionary

scurf

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noun \ˈskərf\

Medical Definition of scurf

  1. :  thin dry scales detached from the epidermis especially in an abnormal skin condition; specifically :  dandruff

scurfy

\ˈskər-fē\play adjective


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