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scar

To mark with a scar or scars. Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow. (Shak) His cheeks were deeply scarred. (Macaulay)

Origin: Scarred; Scarring.

1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement. This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . And not a wrinkle, scar, or fracture on all its body. (T. Burnet)

2. (Science: botany) A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support.

Origin: OF. Escare, F. Eschare an eschar, a dry slough (cf. It. & Sp. Escara), L. Eschara, fr. Gr. Hearth, fireplace, scab, eschar. Cf. Eschar.

(Science: zoology) A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.

Origin: L. Scarus, a kind of fish, Gr. Skaros.


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Physical recovery?

It depends upon what you're recovering from. In some cases, faster cell reproduction means more scar tissue.

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by Darby
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:53 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Physical recovery?
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?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

... already bee sain in this thread, in bigger animals and especially in warm-blooded ones, there is much more acute need to stop bleeding and create scar tissue to block the wound rather than trying to grow back a limb. I believe it would be an extremely challenging task to artificially create an ...

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by biohazard
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:24 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: ?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!
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?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

... Now, there can be a hinderance to accessing the develpmental genetic program, but there should be ways around that. Like how to block fibrosis (scar tissue formation) and proceed to epithelial cells disengaging from the basement membrane and sliding over the wound opening. Dedifferentiation ...

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by kolean
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: ?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!
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?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

One of my profs is researching the use of stem cells and regeneration and she basically said that the mechanism we evolved to heal and create scar tissue is what prevents us from regenerating limbs. Evolutionarily, it's more important to stop a large bleed than to actually grow one back. Supposedly ...

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by mith
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:08 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: ?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!
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a little riddle

Heres a short riddle for youll to figure out I'll make you see red, And I could scar you for life, But because I'm so super, If you dont get rid of me, You could be "Gone with the Wind" 2 word answer

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by xal951
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:47 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: a little riddle
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