scurf


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scurf

 (skûrf)
n.
1. Scaly dry skin that has been exfoliated, such as dandruff.
2. A loose scaly crust coating a surface, especially of a plant.
3. Any of several fungal diseases of plants characterized by scaly lesions especially on underground parts, such as the tubers of potatoes.

[Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; see sker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

scurf′i·ness n.
scurf′y adj.

scurf

(skɜːf)
n
1. (Pathology) another name for dandruff
2. flaky or scaly matter adhering to or peeling off a surface
[Old English scurf; related to Old Norse skurfōttr scurfy, Old High German scorf, Danish skurv]
ˈscurfy adj

scurf

(skɜrf)

n.
1. the scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin.
2. any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface.
[before 1000; Middle English, late Old English < Old Norse skurfa scurf, crust]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scurf - (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
chip, fleck, scrap, bit, flake - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
2.scurf - a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
chip, fleck, scrap, bit, flake - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
dander - small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
dandruff - loose scales shed from the scalp; "I could see the dandruff on her shoulders"
Translations
قِشْرَة الرأْس
lupy
skæl
flasa
pleiskanospleiskanotas
blaugznas

scurf

[skɜːf] Ncaspa f

scurf

nSchuppen pl

scurf

[skɜːf] nforfora

scurf

(skəːf) noun
dandruff. Some shampoos help to get rid of scurf.
ˈscurfy adjective
References in classic literature ?
But methinks that is a scurf that will fall off fast enough--that the natural remedy is to be found in the proportion which the night bears to the day, the winter to the summer, thought to experience.
I spent the most part of all these three days in the creek, washing off the plantation scurf, and preparing myself for my departure.
As his pointed fingers touched it, it dropped the white scurf of crinkled lids over black, glasslike eyes and began to sway backwards and forwards.
It was no more than the scurf of his skin, which was constantly shuffled off.
Barbour thinks of himself as: 'An old goat too immersed in his own skin, picking among his own detritus, a walking rubbish-tip of scurf, nail-parings, nose-pickings, ear-wax and toe-dirt'.
The spinning tip is first soaked and softened in lid cleaning solution and Is then used to mechanically scurf off all the crusts, debris and cylindrical dandruff along the lid margins.
Scurf is an old fashioned name for dandruff and modern advertisers prefer to extol the virtue of shampoos that get rid of it.
The quality of crops is generally acceptable, although scab flecking was reported as being widespread with degrees of black scurf and black dot being evident, the Potato Council said.
A thin scurf trying to keep the liquid from spilling out, but doing a poor job of it.
They noted that Brassica cover crops planted in the fall prior to spring potato planting reduced the incidence and severity of black scurf on tubers by 30 to 80 percent and reduced the incidence of common scab up to 50 percent.
Another powerful fungicidal seed treatment solution is EverGol , an important tool to combat black scurf in canola.