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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.
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Los pockmarks fueron identificados por primera vez en la plataforma de Nueva Escocia a finales de la decada de los sesenta, y se definieron como depresiones esfericas o semiesfericas con paredes escalonadas y fondos planos (King And MacLean, 1970).
Ademas de las consideraciones morfologicas y evolutivas de los pockmarks, el estudio de los mismos es de gran importancia para establecer parametros geotecnicos, asi como la evaluacion de la amenaza que estos pueden representar a instalaciones proyectadas en costa afuera (Moore, et al.
However, if the surface still has pockmarks, swirls or scratches, use a "sandable" or "filler" primer to fill in the depressions.
A field of up to 200 pockmarks has been discovered on the seabed of English Bay, at the entrance to Vancouver Harbour (Hill, 2003).
Close inspection of the gating system revealed feeble pockmarks on the runner bar of the castings after heat treating.
In the May GEOLOGY, scientists report finding pockmarks on the continental shelf off Virginia and North Carolina.
Intriguingly, this cracked facade has few craters, an indication of recent, major changes on the surface of Europa, which would have obliterated these pockmarks.
Evidence of this instability pockmarks the ocean floor along the Blake Ridge.
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Radar images taken by the craft reveal that the face of Venus has relatively few pockmarks.
Magellan data indicate that volcanic eruptions must have resurfaced the planet, since Venus has relatively few craters or other pockmarks creted by asteroid impact (SN: 5/4/91, p.
Prinn of MIT painted a bleak picture of parts of the world after a comet impact: Under dark, reddish-brown skies, animals would be asphyxiated by the noxious and pungent air and burned by the acid rain, which would also defoliate trees, turn soils to powder and leave pockmarks on those rocks that it did not dissolve completely.