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English definition of “scab”

scab

noun (SKIN COVERING)    /skæb/
[C] a rough surface made of dried blood that forms over a cut or broken skin while it is healing → Compare scar nounSkin complaints and blemishes [U] a plant or animal disease that causes rough areas on the skinPlant pathologySkin complaints and blemishes
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