scar

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

Synonyms:
cicatrice, cicatrix
Types:
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callus
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
pockmark
a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease
sword-cut
a scar from a cut made by a sword
vaccination
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
chestnut
a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg
Type of:
symptom
(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

Synonyms:
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”
Synonyms:
mark, pit, pock
mark, nock, score
make small marks into the surface of
Types:
pockmark
mark with or as if with pockmarks
cicatrise, cicatrize
form a scar, after an injury
Type of:
blemish, deface, disfigure
mar or spoil the appearance of

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