escharotic


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es·cha·rot·ic

 (ĕs′kə-rŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Producing an eschar.
n.
A caustic or corrosive substance or drug.

escharotic

(ˌɛskəˈrɒtɪk) med
adj
(Medicine) capable of producing an eschar
n
(Chemistry) a caustic or corrosive agent

es•cha•rot•ic

(ˌɛs kəˈrɒt ɪk)

adj.
1. producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic.
n.
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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