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scurf

[skərf]
(medicine)
A branlike desquamation of the epidermis, especially from the scalp; dandruff.
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It reduces scurf and bacterial debris which are causes of inflammatory lid disease, and is said to also improve the overall health of the eyelid.
Like all H&S shampoos, this one contains a complex called Z-PT which stops scalp scurf forming and leaves hair shiny and easy to manage.
It is essential to groom the dog and remove all loose hair, mats, scurf, etc.
They tend to look like white scurf (dead flakes of skin) and when you pull the fur it comes off.
QMY persian cat has scurf and small scabs along her back, and she is very itchy.
Apparently the lower classes had scurf, the middle classes had dandruff and the upper bunch simply had dry scalps.
The broad lavender-coloured margins of the bracteoles, resembling in colour the flowers of some species of Statice, candied all over with white scurf, harmonize with the deep violet petals, and thus avoid that sharp contrast in colour so often found in the inflorescence of plants of this order".
Many of the region's growers now know, for instance, that canola is probably the superior candidate for knocking down tuber diseases such as stem canker and black scurf.
My Mrs M is a wonderful old lady, and whenever I visit her I take my notebook along because she produces memorable phrases as effortlessly as an estate agent produces scurf.
Dandruff, or scurf, is a sign that the scalp is dry and/or inflamed and the key to treating it is to identify the underlying cause.
brasscae) no change 1998 beet Cercospora leaf spot decreased(**) 1998 beet Root lesions (Pythium) no change 1998 carrot Scurf (Rhizoctonia) increased(*) Year Crop Dairy manure NPK compost control 1997 turnip no change not tested 1997 radish no change not tested 1997 turnip decreased(*) not tested 1998 beet decreased(**) no change 1998 beet no change increased(*) 1998 carrot increased(*) increased(*)
Amber came from the stray dog pound in awful condition, says Anne, who added: "She was so thin she looked like a skeleton, just skin and bone, and her coat was dull and full of scurf.