Definitions for SCARskɑr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scar, cicatrix, cicatrice(noun)

    a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

  2. scratch, scrape, scar, mark(verb)

    an indication of damage

  3. scar, mark, pock, pit(verb)

    mark with a scar

    "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scar(noun)

    a mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement

  2. Scar(noun)

    a mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust.. under Axillary

  3. Scar(verb)

    to mark with a scar or scars

  4. Scar(verb)

    to form a scar

  5. Scar(noun)

    an isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth

  6. Scar(noun)

    a marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish

  7. Origin: [Scot. scar, scaur, Icel. sker a skerry, an isolated rock in the sea; akin to Dan. skiaer, Sw. skr. Cf. Skerry.]

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  1. Scar

    Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound results in some degree of scarring. An exception to this is animals with regeneration, which do not form scars and the tissue will grow back exactly as before. Scar tissue is the exact same protein as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different; instead of a random basketweave formation of the collagen fibers found in normal tissue, in fibrosis the collagen cross-links and forms a pronounced alignment in a single direction. This collagen scar tissue alignment is usually of inferior functional quality to the normal collagen randomised alignment. For example, scars in the skin are less resistant to ultraviolet radiation, and sweat glands and hair follicles do not grow back within scar tissues. A myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, causes scar formation in the heart muscle, which leads to loss of muscular power and possibly heart failure. However, there are some tissues that can heal without any structural or functional deterioration.

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  1. Arcs

  2. Cars


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