2 the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
1 form a scab; "the wounds will eventually scab"
- Rhymes with: -æb
Etymologysceabb, Old Norse skabb, Latin scabies "scab, itch, mange." Cognate with scafan, Latin scabere "to scratch"
- An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.
- (colloquial or obsolete) The scabies.
- The mange, especially
when it appears on sheep.
- 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 306.
- Several different diseases of potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by Streptomyces -bacteria.
- Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of scab caused by Streptomyces scabies.
- (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
- A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
- A worker who works for less than the rate fixed by the trade union.
- A strikebreaker.
- Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots.
incrustation over a wound
group of diseases of potatoes
- Finnish: rupi
- Finnish: perunarupi
mean, dirty, paltry fellow
worker who works for less than the rate fixed by the trade union
fungus disease of plants
- Finnish: rupi
to get covered by a scab
- Finnish: arpeutua
to act as a strikebreaker
- Finnish: rikkuroida
slang: to beg or bum
- Finnish: pummata
Scab can refer to the following:
Animal and plant diseases
- scAb, a single-chain antibody fragment
- Scabies, a skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei
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