To hear audio pronunciation of this topic, purchase a subscription or log in.

[Gr. eskhara, scab]

1. A mark left in the skin or an internal organ by the healing of a wound, sore, or injury because of replacement by connective tissue of the injured tissue. Scars may result from wounds that have healed, lesions of diseases, or surgical operations. When it first develops a scar is red or purple. It later takes on the skin color of the patient.
SYN: SEE: cicatrix Scars, old and new, the older scars are white ; SEE: keloid
2. Fibrous, nonfunctional tissue that replaces damaged, diseased, or injured tissue.

There's more to see -- the rest of this topic is available only to subscribers.