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scab

 [skab]
1. the crust of a superficial sore.
2. to become covered with a crust or scab.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Temperature or humidity fluctuations beyond [+ or -] 2F or [+ or -] 5%, respectively, also will place undo stress on the thin primary shell, and must be controlled to avoid shell cracking, scabbing or buckling.
The wet tensile strength test, used to provide bond formulation data, can also be related to sand scabbing. In it, the surface of a compacted specimen is heated to drive back the moisture in the sand, creating a critical over-wet layer in the specimen simulating molten metal contact effects in the mold.