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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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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(26) Not surprisingly, the scabs took up the offer of a safe passage home.
"It turned out the old guy had been a scab, or blackleg, during the General Strike in 1927.
Narrator B: The newsies mob Dave and the other scabs. They tear up the papers and knock Dave to the ground.
Other useful tips are always to wash your hands after having touched your own or your daughter's scabs, teach any infected children to wash their hands regularly and always give them their own facecloth and towel.
Although the rattail is synonymous with the drag and the buckle and scab with the cope, the three expansion defects may be found on either casting surface.
And in these difficult times it helps me to stop picking at the scabs.
Head scab annually causes millions of dollars' worth of losses in wheat, rye, barley, and other cereal crops in the Great Plains and Midwest.
But bumping elbows with people he previously dismissed as scabs is only part of the unpleasantness on the line at Firestone.
"In the Decatur plant, management made union members wear their safety glasses and ear plugs at lunch, while scabs and management eat without them," Labor Notes reports.
A recent study at that institution revealed that 31 patients who were infected with chickenpox and whose fever went untreated formed scabs, an indication that the virus was no longer active or contagious.
Owain Dinnick admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog, known as George, after a dog warden found him covered in urine, sores and scabs.
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