Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care



noun the mark left on the skin after a wound or surgical incision has healed  ⬛ He still has the scar of his appendicectomy. Also called cicatrix
verb to leave a scar on the skin  ⬛ The burns have scarred him for life. Plastic surgeons have tried to repair the scarred arm. Patients were given special clothes to reduce hypertrophic scarring.

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