second-degree burn

noun
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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First Known Use of second-degree burn

1937


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second-degree burn

noun

medical Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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