What is scar?

  • (noun): A mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue.
    Synonyms: cicatrix, cicatrice
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Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, or surgery) results in some degree of scarring. An exception to this is animals with regeneration, which do not form scars and the tissue will grow back exactly as before.

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List Of Fullmetal Alchemist Characters - Other Characters - State Military - Yoki
... of Central, where he meets the fugitive Scar ... In the first anime, Yoki alerts the military to Scar's location to regain his position and, in the subsequent raid to apprehend Scar, is killed by Lust ... In the manga, Yoki is forced to work for Scar under the threat of death ...
Spawn/Batman - Continuity
... ongoing Spawn continuity either, it is a commonly held belief that the scar appearing on Spawn's face at the beginning of Spawn #21 is the same wound inflicted by Batman with a carefully thrown batarang ...
Scar (The Lion King) - The Lion King - Scar
... Scar Voiced by Jeremy Irons (original film, Kingdom Hearts II) Jim Cummings (The Lion King II Simba's Pride, The Lion King Simba's Mighty Adventure) Tom Kane (Sorcerers Of ... After Mufasa saves Simba, he loses his footing over a cliffside, and Scar throws him back into the stampede, killing him ... Simba gets away, but the hyenas tell Scar the young prince is dead ...
Scar - Research
... protein ribosomal s6 kinase (RSK) in the formation of scar tissue and found the introduction of a chemical to counteract RSK could halt the formation of cirrhosis ... A small study has shown an improved appearance of scars ...
CD Íscar
... Club Deportivo Íscar is a Spanish football team based in Íscar, in the autonomous community of Castile and León ...

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