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scall(skôl, skäl) also scald (skôld, skäld)
A scaly eruption of the skin or scalp.
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(Pathology) pathol a former term for any of various diseases of the scalp characterized by itching and scab formation
[C14: from Old Norse skalli bald head. Compare skull]
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a seborrheic scurf that forms on the scalp and comes off in small scales.
[1535–45; orig. uncertain]
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