scurfy

scurfy
scurf NOUN flakes on the surface of the skin that form as fresh skin develops below, occurring especially as dandruff.
DERIVATIVES scurfy adjective.
ORIGIN from Old English, 'cut to shreds' .

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  • Scurfy — Scurf y, a. [Compar. {Scurfier}; superl. {Scurfiest}.] Having or producing scurf; covered with scurf; resembling scurf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scurfy — late 15c., from SCURF (Cf. scurf) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scurfy — The murine X linked lymphoproliferative disease scurfy is similar to the Wiskott Aldrich syndrome in humans. Disease in scurfy (sf) mice is mediated by CD4+ T cells but there is general overproduction of various cytokines …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • scurfy scale — ▪ insect       a species of insect in the armoured scale family, Diaspididae (order Homoptera), that is found on shaded trees, giving the bark a scurfy appearance. This insect has gray, pear shaped females (about 3 mm [0.1 inch] long) and smaller …   Universalium

  • scurfy-pea — lazdyninis svirulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Cullen corylifolium), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cullen corylifolium angl. black dot; scurfy pea šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • scurfy bark louse — noun : scurfy scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • scurfy — adjective see scurf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scurfy — /skerr fee/, adj., scurfier, scurfiest. resembling, producing, or covered with or as if with scurf. [1475 85; SCURF + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scurfy — adjective covered with scurf …   Wiktionary

  • scurfy — Synonyms and related words: asperous, barfy, branny, chalklike, chalky, comminute, comminuted, crappy, crushed, detrital, detrited, disgusting, disintegrated, dusty, efflorescent, farinaceous, fecal, feculent, fetid, filthy, fine, flaky,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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