|1.||any mark left on the skin or other tissue following the healing of a wound|
|2.||a permanent change in a person's character resulting from emotional distress: his wife's death left its scars on him|
|3.||the mark on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp the attachment of a leaf to a stem|
|4.||a mark of damage; blemish|
|—vb , scars, scarring, scarred|
|5.||to mark or become marked with a scar|
|6.||(intr) to heal leaving a scar|
|[C14: via Late Latin from Greek eskhara scab]|
The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue destroyed by injury or disease. v. scarred, scar·ring, scars
To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
To form scar.
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