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slough

 [sluf]
1. a mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue; see also gangrene.
2. to shed or cast off.

slough

(slŭf),
1. Necrotic tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue, said of a dead or necrotic part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

(slŭf)
n.
1. Medicine A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
2. An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
v. sloughed, sloughing, sloughs
v.intr.
Medicine To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.

slough

pronounced SLUFF

Medical humour
noun A deprecating term for a patient that a doctor, ward or hospital tries to pass off on another doctor, ward or hospital without appropriate indications.

Wound care
noun Dead skin or tissue that has fallen off of decubital ulcers or other parts of the patient’s body.

verb To shed or remove dead tissue.

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue; said of a dead or necrosed part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

1. Dead tissue cast off or separated from its original site.
2. The casting off of dead tissue.

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue.
[M.E. slughe]
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The site may now be officially called the Billie lean King National Tennis Center, but to us, it is still the 'House that Slew Built.'"
It could even be used to slew back and forth between two fixed terrestrial objects - bird nests, for example.
The Staggies shocked Inverness again two minutes later when Slew whipped over a tremendous ball to Cooper.
Slew City Slew has not been a consistent sire of top-class stock' that could not happen without a regular supply of high-quality mares.
Red Bullet (right): sire of $2.5m colt Unbridled Slew
One of just four foals from the last crop of Seattle Slew - who died in 2002 - Maggie Slew was consigned to last year's FasigTipton Saratoga Yearling Sale, where she was bought back on a bid of $600,000.
To stud at 5 years, and dam of: Holy Reason (1998 c by St Jovite; winner), Berry Blessed (1999 f by St Jovite; unplaced to date, sold $150,000 at Fasig-Tipton, Kentucky on Sunday), Vindication (2000 c by Seattle Slew; Gr1 winner).
At the height of the 1980s bloodstock boom, when he had already been represented by a champion two-year-old filly (Landaluce) and two champion three-year-old colts (Slew o' Gold and Swale) from his first two crops, the charge for his services soared to $750,000.
The penultimate of 11 American Triple Crown winners of the last century, Seattle Slew was the only one
Peslier produced Slew The Red with a well-timed run inside the final furlong, and the combination fought off the late challenge of Mocham Glen by a length.
Slew The Red is owned by Maktoum Al Maktoum, whose racing manager Joe Mercer said yesterday: "We're worried about the ground, as the colt prefers it on top and likes to hear his feet rattle.
But Seattle Slew, a year older, has overcome physical problems and dramatic surgery in the past year and can now enjoy a return to the breeding shed.