[Gr. eskhara, scab]
1. A mark left in the skin or an internal organ by the healing of a wound, sore, or injury because of replacement by connective tissue of the injured tissue. Scars may result from wounds that have healed, lesions of diseases, or surgical operations. When it first develops a scar is red or purple. It later takes on the skin color of the patient.
SYN: SEE: cicatrix Scars, old and new, the older scars are white ; SEE: keloid
2. Fibrous, nonfunctional tissue that replaces damaged, diseased, or injured tissue.
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