cicatrix

cicatrix

[sik-uh-triks, si-key-triks]
noun, plural cicatrices [sik-uh-trahy-seez] .
1.
Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
2.
Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.
Also, cicatrice [sik-uh-tris] .


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: scar

cicatricial [sik-uh-trish-uhl] , adjective
cicatricose [si-ka-tri-kohs, sik-uh-] , adjective
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cicatrix (ˈsɪkətrɪks)
 
n , pl cicatrices
1.  the tissue that forms in a wound during healing; scar
2.  a scar on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp a leaf
 
[C17: from Latin: scar, of obscure origin]
 
cicatricial
 
adj
 
cicatricose
 
adj

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cicatrix
1641, from L. cicatrix "a scar," of unknown origin.
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cicatrix cic·a·trix (sĭk'ə-trĭks', sĭ-kā'trĭks)
n. pl. cic·a·tri·ces (sĭk'ə-trī'sēz, sĭ-kā'trĭ-sēz')
A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.


cic'a·tri'cial (sĭk'ə-trĭsh'əl) or ci·cat'ri·cose' (sĭ-kāt'rĭ-kōs') adj.
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