second-degree burn(redirected from partial-thickness burn)
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Related to partial-thickness burn: third degree burn, first degree burn, full thickness burn
second-degree burn[′sek·ənd ¦di·grē ′bərn]
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.