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scar

 [skar]
a mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness, smallpox vaccination, or surgery. (See also healing and keloid.) Beneath the skin is a fibrous connective tissue known as subcutaneous tissue, composed of cells called fibroblasts, which after injury are stimulated to grow into granulation tissue, knitting the wound together. Scar tissue is formed by dense masses of granulation tissue. Called also cicatrix.

scar

(skar),
Fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease or divided after an incision.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar

(skahr) cicatrix; a mark remaining after the healing of a wound or other morbid process. By extension, any visible manifestation of an earlier event.

scar

(skär)
n.
A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
v.
1. To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
2. To form a scar.

scar

See cicatrix.

scar

Vox populi Fibrous tissue that fills in defects in skin and other tissues that remain after injury. See Icepick scar, Railroad track scar, Trapdoor scar, U-shaped scar.

scar

(skahr)
The fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease. Sometimes called cicatrix.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar

avascular fibrous tissue overlain by thin epidermis; characteristic of healing by secondary intention, e.g. at site of surgical incision, healed ulcer or other traumatic episode affecting skin/deeper tissues

scar

(skahr)
Fibrous tissue replacing normal tissues destroyed by injury or disease or divided after an incision.
[G. eschara, scab]

scar,

n See cicatrix.
scar, apical,
n the end product of wound repair. A radiolucent area characterized histologically by dense fibrous connective tissue. It is commonly noted in areas of tooth extraction.

scar

cicatrix; a mark remaining after the healing of a wound, such as one caused by injury, illness or surgery.

constricting scar
contraction of scar tissue causing constriction of vascular channel or hollow viscus.
honorable scar
in judging dogs, scars resulting from injuries suffered as a result of work are permissible and do not detract from the dog's features.
hypertrophic scar
an overabundance of connective tissue in a wound, identified by history of traumatized wound, infection and histological examination reveals hairs, foreign body, pockets of infection.
scar tissue
a dense mass of granulation tissue.

Patient discussion about scar

Q. except for for the scars, are there any more consequence to burns? 10 years ago i was burned in my face and right hand from boiling water. i was hospitalized and was treated with skin grafts from my thighs. In the last four weeks I feel a strange feeling in my scar. Its hard to describe the exact feeling but it kind of a painful lump inside my flesh. 10 years After that accident can it be that my body is still not over this injury?

A. burn scars have 3 optional ways of evolving.
a) nothing happens - shouldn't hurt at all (this is by far the most common situation)
b) nerve trapping (which happened to me. Its usually begins months after the burn and not years. and you dont have a lump)
c) skin cancer from the scar. this is a rare syndrome but you must go to your GP do exclude it. its called marjolin ulcer.

Q. what should i do if i got burned from boiling water? how should i take care of my self? will i get a scar?

A. ooooOOOooo! i hope you are asking a hypothetic question... a friend wife of mine still got scars from a boiling water accident a few years back. anyway, here is a site that gives instructions on how to react after burns. boiling water is probably second degree burns:
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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As he said this Euryclea left the cloister to fetch some more water, for the first had been all spilt; and when she had washed him and anointed him with oil, Ulysses drew his seat nearer to the fire to warm himself, and hid the scar under his rags.
Then, of a sudden, with a twist and a wrench, the stranger loosed himself, and he of the scar found himself locked in a pair of arms that fairly made his ribs crack.
The scars you asked about, and the missing fingers?
The picture showed a dark man with an evil face made more forbidding by a long scar extending from near the temple diagonally downward into the black mustache.
Inquire into the past life of that man with the scar on his hand, before you say the words that make you his miserable wife.
Let us try this public opinion by another test, which is important in three points of view: first, as showing how desperately timid of the public opinion slave-owners are, in their delicate descriptions of fugitive slaves in widely circulated newspapers; secondly, as showing how perfectly contented the slaves are, and how very seldom they run away; thirdly, as exhibiting their entire freedom from scar, or blemish, or any mark of cruel infliction, as their pictures are drawn, not by lying abolitionists, but by their own truthful masters.
Not a few are captured having the deep scars of these encounters, --furrowed heads, broken teeth, scolloped fins; and in some instances, wrenched and dislocated mouths.
To the amazement of all present, her neck, instead of being as smooth and white as her face, was a mass of scars.
But you have not told me all--his age, his family, his profession; though I presume he has borne arms in the service of his country, and that his manly breast is already covered with the scars of honour.
London, too, has its scars, and London is proud of them," a great morning paper declared the next morning.
On her other side ran a gaunt old wolf, grizzled and marked with the scars of many battles.
It left scars upon his good-looking face, and nearly robbed him of his eyesight.