adjective Etymology: French or Late Latin; French escharotique, from Late Latin escharoticus, from Greek escharōtikos, from escharoun to form an eschar, from eschara eschar Date: 1612 producing an eschar • escharotic noun

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  • Escharotic — Es cha*rot ic, n. (Med.) A substance which produces an eschar; a caustic, esp., a mild caustic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escharotic — Es cha*rot ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? an eschar: cf. F. escharotique.] (Med.) Serving or tending to form an eschar; producing a scar; caustic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escharotic — [es΄kə rät′ik] adj. [LL escharoticus < Gr escharōtikos] producing or tending to produce an eschar; corrosive; caustic n. a corrosive or caustic substance …   English World dictionary

  • escharotic — Caustic or corrosive. [G. escharotikos] * * * es·cha·rot·ic .es kə rät ik adj producing an eschar escharotic n an escharotic agent (as a drug) * * * es·cha·rot·ic (es″kə rotґik) [Gr. escharōtikos] 1. corrosive to tissue. 2. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • escharotic — /es keuh rot ik/, Med. adj. 1. producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic. n. 2. an escharotic agent. [1605 15; < LL escharoticus < Gk escharotikós. See ESCHAR, OTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • escharotic — es•cha•rot•ic [[t]ˌɛs kəˈrɒt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) med producing an eschar, as a medicinal substance; caustic 2) med an escharotic agent • Etymology: 1605–15; < LL escharōticus < Gk escharōtikós=escharō , var. s. of escharoûsthai to form an… …   From formal English to slang

  • escharotic — 1. adjective Capable of producing an eschar 2. noun A caustic or corrosive material …   Wiktionary

  • escharotic — adj. causing a scab to form, caustic (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • escharotic — I. a. Caustic, searing, cauterizing, catheretic. II. n. (Med.) Caustic, caustic application …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • escharotic — es·cha·rot·ic …   English syllables

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