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wind·burn

(wind'bŭrn),
Erythema of the face resulting from exposure to wind.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

windburn

(wĭnd′bûrn′)
n.
An irritation or chafing of the skin caused by long exposure to the wind.

wind′burned′ adj.
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wind·burn

(wind'bŭrn)
Erythema of the face due to exposure to wind.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

windburn

Inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to hot dry wind. The condition can be prevented by covering exposed areas of skin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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