Skip to Content


Pronunciation: in'krus-ta'shun


  1. Formation of a crust or a scab.
  2. A coating of some adventitious material or an exudate; a scab.

[L. in-crusto, pp. -atus, to incrust, fr. crusta, crust]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.