A scar is a place where a wound healed but is still visible, or if you're little, it's a mark where a boo-boo was.

Scar is from the Greek word eskhara, a "scab formed after a burn." It's all that and more. Scar can be a noun or a verb — you can have a scar on your knee after your skateboarding incident, and a bad round of chicken pox can scar you. Something scary can scar, you, too, like a horror movie or catching your parents in the act. Scars can be emotional. Take one letter off scare and you're left with a scar.

Definitions of scar

n a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

cicatrice, cicatrix
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bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
cheloid, keloid
raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease
a scar from a cut made by a sword
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
Type of:
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

n an indication of damage

mark, scrape, scratch
Type of:
blemish, defect, mar
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

v mark with a scar

“The skin disease scarred his face permanently”
mark, pit, pock
mark, nock, score
make small marks into the surface of
mark with or as if with pockmarks
cicatrise, cicatrize
form a scar, after an injury
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blemish, deface, disfigure
mar or spoil the appearance of

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