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scab

 [skab]
1. the crust of a superficial sore.
2. to become covered with a crust or scab.

scab

(skab),
A crust formed by coagulation of blood, pus, serum, or a combination of these, on the surface of an ulcer, erosion, or other type of wound.
[A.S. scaeb]

scab

(skăb)
n.
1. A crust discharged from and covering a healing wound.
2. Scabies or mange in domestic animals or livestock, especially sheep.
3.
a. Any of various plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in crustlike spots on fruit, leaves, or roots.
b. The spots caused by such a disease.
intr.v. scabbed, scabbing, scabs
1. To become covered with scabs or a scab.
2. To work or take a job as a scab.

SCAB

Oncology Strepozotocin, CCNU, doxorubicin, bleomycin A 'salvage' chemotherapy regimen used for Pts with disease–eg, lymphoma relapse after RT or chemotherapy. See Salvage chemotherapy.

scab

(skab)
A crust formed by coagulation of blood, pus, serum, or a combination of these, on the surface of an ulcer, erosion, or other type of wound.
[A.S. scaeb]

scab

A skin crust formed when serum leaking from a damaged area mixes with pus and dead skin and then clots.

scab

A skin crust formed when serum leaking from a damaged area mixes with pus and dead skin and then clots.

scab

a symptom of various plant diseases in which there are local areas of surface roughening, e.g. apple scab caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, a HEMIBIOTROPH.
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The scabs had been banished from Fremantle, and the scab presence in Melbourne had been reduced to a demoralised and intimidated rump; denied preference, it would soon wither away to nothing.
Based on a literature review, Kelly (2004) developed a measure of creativity--the Scale of CreativeAttributes and Behavior (SCAB), designed to be an easily administered, reliable, and valid self-report measure of creativity as a multidimensional phenomenon.
Narrator B: One day, Kid Blink, Dave, and other newsies find scabs selling papers on a street corner.
Potato scab: When planting your potato sets put some wilted comfrey leaves in with them to prevent scab.
Although a scab seems like it is on good and tight, it is basically a dried blood clot waiting to finish its job before it falls off.
In the spring of 1934, union organizers arranged for Minneapolis truckers to go on a series of strikes and protest scab workers.
Oddly, the film's emotional peak--Billy's dad tries to become a scab to pay for his son's big audition--produces the show's weak point ("He Could Be a Star").
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