third-degree burn

noun
Updated on: 17 Mar 2018

Definition of third-degree burn

: a severe burn characterized by destruction of the skin through its deeper layers and possibly into underlying tissues, loss of fluid, and sometimes shock

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1930

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third-degree burn

noun third-de·gree burn \ ˈthərd-di-ˌgrē-ˈ \

medical Definition of third-degree burn

: a severe burn characterized by destruction of the skin through the depth of the dermis and possibly into underlying tissues, loss of fluid, and sometimes shock

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