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partial thickness burn

par·tial thick·ness burn

/ˈpärSHəl ˈTHiknəs bərn/

Noun

A burn that involves the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. Often presents with bllisters, which can form as fluid collects from the damaged dermal layer. Partial thickness burns can be superficial or deep, depending on the thickness of the dermis involved.