Definition of Scar

1. Noun. A mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue.

Exact synonyms: Cicatrice, Cicatrix
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Specialized synonyms: Callus, Cheloid, Keloid, Pockmark, Sword-cut, Vaccination
Derivative terms: Cicatrise, Cicatrize, Scarify



2. Verb. Mark with a scar. "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Pit, Pock
Related verbs: Mark, Nock, Score
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Deface, Disfigure
Specialized synonyms: Pockmark, Cicatrise, Cicatrize
Entails: Incise
Derivative terms: Mark, Pit, Pitting, Pock

3. Noun. An indication of damage.
Exact synonyms: Mark, Scrape, Scratch
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar
Derivative terms: Mark, Scrape, Scrape, Scratch

Definition of Scar

1. n. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement.

2. v. t. To mark with a scar or scars.

3. v. i. To form a scar.

4. n. An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.

5. n. A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.

Definition of Scar

1. Noun. A permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound. ¹

2. Verb. To mark the skin permanently ¹

3. Noun. A cliff. ¹

4. Noun. A rock in the sea breaking out from the surface of the water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scar

1. to form a scar (a mark left by the healing of injured tissue) [v SCARRED, SCARRING, SCARS]

Medical Definition of Scar

1. To mark with a scar or scars. "Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow." (Shak) "His cheeks were deeply scarred." (Macaulay) Origin: Scarred; Scarring. 1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement. "This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . And not a wrinkle, scar, or fracture on all its body." (T. Burnet) 2. A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. Origin: OF. Escare, F. Eschare an eschar, a dry slough (cf. It. & Sp. Escara), L. Eschara, fr. Gr. Hearth, fireplace, scab, eschar. Cf. Eschar. A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish. Origin: L. Scarus, a kind of fish, Gr. Skaros. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scar

scapuloclavicular
scapulocoracoid
scapulocoracoids
scapulocostal syndrome
scapulodynia
scapulohumeral
scapulohumeral atrophy
scapulohumeral reflex
scapulomancy
scapuloperiosteal reflex
scapulopexy
scapus
scapus pili
scar (current term)
scar cancer
scar cancer of the lungs
scar carcinoma
scar tissue
scarab
scarab beetle
scarabaean
scarabaei
scarabaeid
scarabaeid beetle
scarabaeoid
scarabaeus
scarabaeuses
scarabee

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