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excoriation

noun ex·co·ri·a·tion \ (ˌ)ek-ˌskōr-ē-ˈā-shən, -ˌskȯr- \

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)

excoriate

play \ek-ˈskōr-ē-ˌāt\ transitive verb excoriated; excoriating

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