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scar / skär/ • n. a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed quite completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed: a faint scar ran the length of his left cheek. ∎  fig. a lasting effect of grief, fear, or other emotion left on a person's character by a traumatic experience: the attack has left mental scars on Terry and his family. ∎  a mark left on something following damage of some kind: Max could see scars of the blast. ∎  a mark left at the point of separation of a leaf, frond, or other part from a plant. • v. (scarred , scar·ring ) [tr.] (often be scarred) mark with a scar or scars: he is likely to be scarred for life after injuries to his face, arms, and legs [as adj. , in comb.] (-scarred) battle-scarred troops. ORIGIN: late Middle English: from Old French escharre, via late Latin from Greek eskhara ‘scab.’

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scar Steep, cliff-like slope of bare rock, developed in the near-horizontally bedded Carboniferous limestone of the Yorkshire Dales, England. The steepest and highest scars are normally associated with the outcrop of the purest and most massively bedded limestone. Often a scree is formed at the base.

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scar, fibrous connective tissue that forms at the site of injury or disease in any tissue of the body. Scar tissue may replace injured skin and underlying muscle, damaged heart muscle, or diseased areas of internal organs such as the liver. Dense and thick, it is usually paler than the surrounding tissue because it is poorly supplied with blood, and although it structurally replaces destroyed tissue, it cannot perform the functions of the missing tissue. Scar tissue may therefore limit the range of muscle movement or prevent proper circulation of fluids when affecting the lymphatic or circulatory system. Extensively scarred tissue may lose its ability to function normally.

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scar A steep, cliff-like slope of bare rock, developed in the near-horizontally bedded Carboniferous limestone of the Yorkshire Dales, England. The steepest and highest scars are normally associated with the outcrop of the purest and most massively bedded limestone. Often a scree is formed at the base.

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scar1 †rock, crag XIV; precipice XIV; precipice XVII; sunken rock XVIII. ME. skerre, scarre, — ON. sker low reef, SKERRY.

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scar n. a permanent mark left after wound healing. hypertrophic s. an abnormal raised scar that tends to settle after a year or so, as distinct from a keloid, which is not only permanent but tends to extend beyond the original wound.

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scar2 trace of a healed wound. XIV. Aphetic — OF. esc(h)arre, eschare — late L. eschara scab — Gr. eskhárā hearth, brazier, scab.
Hence vb. XVI.

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SCAR (skɑː) Scientific (or Special) Committee on Antarctic Research