escharotic /ES-kər-AH-tik/. adjective or noun. Generally, something that tends to form an eschar (a dry crust or scab). Or a drug or caustic substance that does the same. From French escharotique, from Greek escharōtikos, from escharoun (to form an eschar).
“And there’s some yellow gone past its bearings, all underside and protected curl. There’s a yellow sanctified. An escharotic. Hints and tangles.” (Lia Purpura)
“I noted once more how exceedingly thin, sallow and, as it were, escharotic or flaky the flesh of his left wrist and hand in the air appeared.” (David Foster Wallace)
“Lastly, it is widely felt that the remedies do not fit the ailment; that like an escharotic they would destroy sound tissue as well as diseased.” (Alonzo Taylor)
“…applying bloodroot to the skin may destroy tissue and lead to the formation of a large scab, called an eschar. Bloodroot and its extracts are thus considered escharotic.” (World Heritage Encyclopedia)