Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part. 2. The itch in man; also, the scurvy. 3. The mange, especially. When it appears on sheep. 4. A malady of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia Scabies). 5. A slight iregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold. 6. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow. 7. A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes the seat of a workman on a strike. Origin: OE. Scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS. Scaeb, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. Skab, and also L. Scabies, tr. Scabere to scratch, akin to E. Shave. See Shave, and cf. Shab, Shabby. Source: Websters Vocabulary
radial acceleration   radial aplasia-thrombocytopenia syndrome   radial artery   radial border of forearm   radial bursa   radial clubhand   radial collateral artery   radial collateral ligament   (308)
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