Escharotic - definition of escharotic by The Free Dictionary
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Producing an eschar.
A caustic or corrosive substance or drug.
escharotic (ˌɛskəˈrɒtɪk) med
(Medicine) capable of producing an eschar
(Chemistry) a caustic or corrosive agent
es•cha•rot•ic (ˌɛs kəˈrɒt ɪk)
1. producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic. n.
2. an escharotic agent.
[1605–15; < Late Latin escharōticus
< Greek escharōtikós
variant s. of escharoûsthai
to form an eschar (derivative of eschára eschar
) + -tikos -tic
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