excoriation

noun
ex·​co·​ri·​a·​tion | \ (ˌ)ek-ˌskōr-ē-ˈā-shən, -ˌskȯr- How to pronounce excoriation (audio) \

Medical Definition of excoriation

1 : the act of abrading or wearing off the skin chafing and excoriation of the skin
2 : a raw irritated lesion (as of the skin or a mucosal surface)

Other Words from excoriation

excoriate \ ek-​ˈskōr-​ē-​ˌāt How to pronounce excoriation (audio) \ transitive verb excoriated; excoriating

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“Excoriation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/excoriation. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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