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crust

Pronunciation: krust

Definition:

  1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
  2. A scab.

Synonym(s): crusta

[L. crusta]

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