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dog-ear

(dog′ēr″)
A colloquial term for an uneven wound edge, e.g., one created by faulty wound closure.

dog-ear

a defect in skin created when an elliptical surgical incision is too short or one side is longer than the other.
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I expect that smart caregivers will have a dog-eared copy of the guide sitting prominently on their shelves.
A SHAGGY DOG story with outstanding pedigree, ``Because of Winn-Dixie'' won't disappoint any elementary school kid or the moms and dads who treasure their dog-eared copies of Kate DiCamillo's Newbery-honored children's novel.
The Lady works in mysterious ways, and the morning after the tragedy in New York, I unexpectedly found on the bedside table my ancient, dog-eared copy of Heinrich Zimmer's The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil.