Definition of Sloughing

1. Noun. The process whereby something is shed.

Exact synonyms: Shedding
Specialized synonyms: Abscission, Ecdysis, Molt, Molting, Moult, Moulting
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Shed, Slough



Definition of Sloughing

1. n. The act of casting off the skin or shell, as do insects and crustaceans; ecdysis.

Definition of Sloughing

1. Verb. (present participle of slough) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sloughing

1. slough [v] - See also: slough

Medical Definition of Sloughing

1. The act of casting off the skin or shell, as do insects and crustaceans; ecdysis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sloughing

slouches
slouchier
slouchiest
slouchily
slouchiness
slouchinesses
slouching
slouchingly
slouchy
slough
slough grass
slough of despond
sloughed
sloughier
sloughiest
sloughing (current term)
sloughing phagedena
sloughing ulcer
sloughs
sloughy
slovakia
slove
sloven
slovenia
slovenlier
slovenliest
slovenlike
slovenliness
slovenlinesses
slovenly

Literary usage of Sloughing

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1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1903)
"They are found principally in jungle lands, less frequently in towns and well-settled districts. Whether tropical sloughing ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1862)
"It thus appears that in 103 rectangular operations, sloughing occurred ... In 80 amputations, not rectangular, sloughing is recorded in 6, as follows :— 8. ..."

3. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"Bleeding is apt to take place at times during the progress of the sloughing of the tendon, and if recurrent, such a complication is likely to induce the ..."

4. The Practice of surgery by James Miller (1857)
"... the sloughing Ulcer, and the sloughing ... the sloughing sore, and the sloughing ... sloughing ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1862)
"Leg, traumatic, considerable sloughing. 7. Leg, pathological, sloughing of considerable portion. In 86 amputations, not rectangular, sloughing is recorded ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1838)
"sloughing from Vaccination-—Danger from numerous Punctures. ... Esq., says that he has seen four infants destroyed by sloughing produced by vaccination. ..."

7. Horses & Stables by Frederic Wellington Fitzwygram (1911)
"Definition of Ulceration and sloughing. Ulceration is that process of nature by ... sloughing is the final throwing off of dead tissue from the surrounding ..."

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