third-degree burn

noun

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

First Known Use of third-degree burn

1930


Medical Dictionary

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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