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scar 1

1. A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
2. A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical: nightmares, anxiety, and other enduring scars of wartime experiences.
3. Botany A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
4. A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
v. scarred, scar·ring, scars
1. To mark with a scar.
2. To leave lasting signs of damage on: a wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.
1. To form a scar: The pustule healed and scarred.
2. To become scarred: delicate skin that scars easily.

[Middle English, alteration of escare, from Old French, scab, from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara, hearth, scab caused by burning.]

scar 2

1. A protruding isolated rock.
2. A bare rocky place on a mountainside or other steep slope.

[Middle English skerre, from Old Norse sker, low reef; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]


adj que deja cicatriz; n cicatrización f, cicatrices fpl
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Below them they saw the dense vegetation of the jungle give place to the scantier growth upon the hillside, and then before them there spread the wide expanse of arid wastelands marked by the deep scarring of the narrow gorges that long-gone rivers had cut there in some forgotten age.
His great chest was low to the ground, his head forward and down, while his feet were flying like mad, the claws scarring the hard-packed snow in parallel grooves.
REVOLUTIONARY new dressings which could signal an end to scarring suffered by burns patients are set to be used on patients at a Birmingham hospital.
Scarring associated with the condition is more severe in smokers, research shows.
1] Furthermore, up to 95% of people with acne may go on to suffer from scarring.
So some people who have a minor degree of scarring may experience significant distress, and people with a maybe more obvious condition might not.
Scar tissue formed by stem cells after a spinal cord injury does not impair recovery; in fact stem cell scarring confines the damage, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have reported.
Scarring in many instances is a mechanism by the body to repair itself after injury in a rapid manner.
The authors highlight the need for further research in this and other key areas, including the benefits of different types of lasers and the results of laser treatment for scarring in patients with darker skin.
I have not found a product that has shown better results on scarring improvement and I believe Kelo-cote is the answer for people dealing with all types of scars," said Dr.
It is now possible to obtain effective treatment for scarring and the team at The Laser Treatment Clinic has introduced a promotion in order to help more people take advantage of its scar therapy.
We hope that our findings may lead to new agents that diminish scarring and disfigurement following burns, wounds, or even illnesses that destroy skin and lead to a better quality of life for victims of these traumas," he stated.