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Definition of Burn, second degree

Burn, second degree: A burn severe enough to cause blistering of the skin. The pain of a second-degree burn is usually somewhat more intense than the pain of a first-degree burn.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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