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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- in 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 ?
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.
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.
What name is given to small flakes of scurf shed from the scalp?
Black scurf is one of the most wide spread disease and found in all potato growing areas of the world.
It involves spinning a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris, exfoliating your eyelids and allowing rapid relief from these symptoms A 30-minute appointment for BlephEx treatment costs PS60.
Equiderma is proven as an effective aid in the treatment of rain rot, cannon bone and face scurf and fungus, insect bite hypersensitivity, mane and tail itching, hot spots, subaceous adenitus, malezzia, and all skin issues that plague animals.
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.
Among different diseases of potatoes, black scurf is the oldest and common disease of stems and stolons, below the soil surface caused by Rhizoctonia solani.
Trichoderma harzianum, effective microbe (EM) culture and biological potassium fertilizer (BPF) was evaluated for the management of soil-borne inoculum of Rhizoctonia solani the cause of black scurf of potato cv.
Control of tuberborne black scurf (Rhizoctonia solani) and common scab (Streptomyces scabies) of potatoes with a combination of sodium hypochlorite and thiophanatemethyl preplanting seed tuber treatment.