second-degree burn

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second-degree burn

[′sek·ənd ¦di·grē ′bərn]
(medicine)
A burn that is more severe than a first-degree burn and is characterized by blistering as well as reddening of the skin, edema, and destruction of the superficial underlying tissues.
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