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pockmark

 [pok´mahrk]
a depressed scar left by a pustule.

pock·mark

(pok'mark),
The small depressed scar left after the healing of the smallpox pustule.

pockmark

/pock·mark/ (pok´mahrk) a depressed scar left by a pustule.

pockmark

(pŏk′märk′)
n.
1. A pitlike scar left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease.
2. A small pit on a surface: The gophers left the lawn covered with pockmarks.
tr.v. pock·marked, pock·marking, pock·marks
To cover with pockmarks; pit.

pock′marked′ adj.

pockmark

Etymology: AS, pocc + meark
a pitted scar on the skin, usually the result of acne or a smallpox or chickenpox pustule at the site.

pockmark

Pock mark A deep, sharply circumscriped 'icepick' scar seen in Pts recovered from smallpox, now of historic interest; shallower pockmarks may be seen in chickenpox.

pock·mark

(pok'mahrk)
The small, depressed scar left after the healing of the smallpox pustule.
Synonym(s): pit (2) .

pockmark

a depressed scar left by a pustule.