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crust

 [krust]
a formed outer layer, especially an outer layer of solid matter formed by drying of a bodily exudate or secretion.
milk crust cradle cap.

crust

(krŭst),
1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
2. A scab.
Synonym(s): crusta
[L. crusta]

crust

(krust) a formed outer layer, especially of solid matter formed by drying of a bodily exudate or secretion.
milk crust  crusta lactea.

crust

(krŭst)
n.
An outer layer or coating formed by the drying of a bodily exudate such as pus or blood; a scab.
v. crusted, crusting, crusts
v.intr.
1. To become covered with a crust.
2. To harden into a crust.

crust′less adj.

crust

Etymology: L, crusta, shell
a solidified, hard outer layer formed by the drying of a body exudate, such as blood or pus, common in dermatological conditions such as eczema, impetigo, seborrhea, and favus and during the healing of burns and lesions; a scab. Also called crusta.
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Crust
Cosmetic surgery A patch of dried protein-rich material that oozes from a hair graft, which sloughs off in 1–3 wks
Dermatology A layer of dried serum from an open wound
Seismology The outer layer of the Earth’s surface

crust

(krŭst)
1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
2. A scab.
Synonym(s): crusta.
[L. crusta]

crust

(krŭst)
1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
2. A scab.
[L. crusta]

crust,

n a hard-coating surface layer composed of coagulated tissue fluid and blood products mixed with epithelial and inflammatory cells covering a lesion formed by the rupture of a bulla, vesicle, or pustule.

crust

a formed outer layer, especially an outer layer of solid matter formed by drying of a bodily exudate or secretion. It may be serocellular or hemorrhagic.

palisading crust
there are alternating layers of cellular debris and exudate; typical of fungal infections of the skin and dermatophilosis.
waxy crust
typical of exudative epidermitis.
References in classic literature ?
The long breakers were sweeping in from the Atlantic with a low, insistent roar; as far as the eye could reach the waves were crusted with white foam.
Vainly Daylight staggered and stumbled and fell and crept through the snow that was wet with thaw, or across it when the night's frost still crusted it beyond the weight of a man, searching for one more squirrel, striving to achieve one more transmutation of furry leap and scolding chatter into the lifts and tugs of a man's body that would hoist the boat over the rim of shore-ice and slide it down into the stream.
So Ishikola, whose tambo was water, was crusted with the filth of years.
The moon was moving mysteriously along behind the giant pines crowning the South Mountain, striking a cold sparkle from the crusted snow, and bringing out against the black west the ghostly outlines of the Coast Range, beyond which lay the invisible Pacific.