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Producing an eschar.
A caustic or corrosive substance or drug.
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(ˌɛskəˈrɒtɪk) med
(Medicine) capable of producing an eschar
(Chemistry) a caustic or corrosive agent
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(ˌɛs kəˈrɒt ɪk)

1. producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic.
2. an escharotic agent.
[1605–15; < Late Latin escharōticus < Greek escharōtikós=escharō-, variant s. of escharoûsthai to form an eschar (derivative of eschára eschar) + -tikos -tic]
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